KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 11904 posts, RR: 52 Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 20002 times:
No, it is not real. It is trying to look like either an explosion of the aft cargo compartment, or a very bad tail strike on landing (the spoilers are deploying). Either way, the main deck is buckling and frames deformed, but the (very thinned skinned) upper section of the fuselarge/emmpenarge and tail is still straight and function (look at the elevators).
CORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 19497 times:
I actually was asking the same question regarding that pic. It was a topic of conversation at the YYZ meet. Turns out it is a fake!!!! I was gonna say, for that much damage to occur...must of been one really hard landing!
Positiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 9 Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12385 times:
Quoting Wukka (Reply 23): And, by photo alone, you could tell that this was an obvious fake how? I'd really like to know so that I can make better photoshops in the future.
"I know that AC never had a 74 explode on touchdown" isn't an answer.
By photo alone.
Knowing that AC never had a structural failure of a 747 like that on touchdown is enough of a reason. But since you asked, the first thing I looked at was compression in the struts. Seeing none, combined with the above mentioned fact, was enough for me. By photo alone, db.
And I'm not even an airline pilot...
25 Gasman: It is completely real, and shame on all the cynical & sacrcastic ignoramuses on this website claiming otherwise. Unbenownst to most aviation enthusias
26 Wukka: Hey... It wasn't a shot at you. No harm. I was just curious about what made it look fake to you. The lack of compression could be argued, though... a
27 JeffSFO: Evidently not. That's why I told him he should stick to flying the planes and I should stick to computer graphics (which is what I do). He won't list
28 Squirrel83: This would be a very hard picture to fake! - -