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Nissan Commercial: Truck Saves Plane  
User currently offlinejreuschl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 542 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 183238 times:

Nissan is showing a commercial with a Nissan Frontier "saving" an airplane with a landing gear problem. First of all, obviously it is fake.. the plane isn't real. The nose looks like a MD-XX, the tail looks like a 727. Also just happens to be cameras in the terminal while this is going on. Second, could a pickup truck actually save a plane in that situation?

Biggest question: Would this even be necessary? It isn't like a landing gear failure is that uncommon.

I guess another question would be is it wrong to sensationalize an airplane problem to advertise a commercial product?

Commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzyJLtJjfqE

Comments from passengers supposedly seeing this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kktVVcW_PPs&feature=relmfu

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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 183241 times:

That commercial is so dumb. How does advertising something your vehicle could in no way accomplish even be legal? At least not without Joe Isuzu.


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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3923 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 183214 times:

Looks like Nissan took a queue from of this internet classic from the early '00s'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpx6o4gvmXE



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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 183214 times:

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 1):
. How does advertising something your vehicle could in no way accomplish even be legal?

Like these Powerade commercials   :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnxIITeNftE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu8XNJmQsCI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZqox4TLYLs&feature=related


User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 837 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 182987 times:

I just saw the commercial on Discovery and my first thought was, there gotta be a post on A.net about it.  

From what I can tell from the rest of the details it definitely seems like the intention was to make it a 727-200 but indeed it looks like a crossbreed with the MD-11 because they modeled the nose so inaccurately. If you look closely you can barely make out the attempt of squeezing in the eyebrow windows.

Indeed the story behind the commercial is quite awkward, in that type of situation the aircraft would simply skid on it's nose to a safe stop, like in this incident:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xghzX573wY

Also if that really happened that truck would have been crushed. There have many incidents where airliners smashed into cars, some even fatal, the SWA overrun comes to mind. It would be completely senseless and reckless to drive a vehicle out like that, furthermore if that really happened the plane should have executed a go-around and the driver would be arrested, right?


User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1199 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 182692 times:
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Quoting Plainplane (Reply 4):
I just saw the commercial on Discovery and my first thought was, there gotta be a post on A.net about it

Oh -indeed there is: Pick Up Truck Emergency Landing (by Wingscrubber Oct 3 2011 in Tech Ops)

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User currently onlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2351 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 182528 times:

My first thought when I saw this was that, at the least, those tires would have blown. I'm sure they're not rated for high speeds under that type of load. The truck doesn't even have a 1-ton axle.

Also notice at the end of the video that the suspension isn't even under load. Anyone with a reasonable mind would know that the bed would be bottomed out.

Quoting jreuschl (Thread starter):
Also just happens to be cameras in the terminal while this is going on.

The premise of the video is a passenger in the terminal is filming with a camcorder. In this video, supposed to be the follow-up news story, they interview the same girl in the blue sweater along with her partner who was supposed to be filming it. It even says "Actual witness video".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kktVVcW_PPs&feature=relmfu

As for the aerial view, the pilots would have radioed ahead that the landing gear was malfunctioning. So it could be possible for news helicopters to be waiting on the scene, similar to the Jet Blue incident.



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User currently offlinetrigged From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 182508 times:

Has anyone here figured out that it is an advertisement and meant to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek? It is the same for Nissan's other advertisement where the Frontier is pushing a dune buggy up a steep hill when it was stuck. Critiquing this advertisement on its merits is about the same as critiquing those goofy E-Trade commercials where the baby is talking.


BTW... I have a 2011 Frontier and it is great!    I use it to bring back moon rocks, lost treasure from the RMS Titanic, and once while it was parked in the garage it came up with a cure for cancer all by itself.

  


User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 182469 times:

Looks like ONT has been pretty busy with filming commercials lately! The 722 sitting at the gate in the background is the owned by LAWA and used as a movie prop. It's usually sitting over at the old terminal. The (very) computer generated one in distress appears to be modeled after it.


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User currently offlineJasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 182387 times:

Could have also been inspired by this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANLgWY6I9uk&feature=related


User currently offlineramprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1523 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 182136 times:

Quoting Mainliner (Reply 8):
Looks like ONT has been pretty busy with filming commercials lately!

It seems they film everything there! I seen credit card companies, rental car companies, phone companies, Southwest's new ads. They have the whole east end of Terminal 2 to use for filming. The old Delta gates. They also film a lot in the older terminal.


User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1003 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 181967 times:

Quoting Plainplane (Reply 4):
Also if that really happened that truck would have been crushed.

Well yeah, that's kind of the point of that ad. They have a whole series of ads where the truck survives things no real life vehicle including the Nissan Frontier could possibly survive -- they ran one years ago where a woman pushes her ex's truck off a cliff only to have it land on it's tires at the bottom completely unscathed. It looks like they're trying to say the Nissan Frontier is like the Chuck Norris of trucks.


User currently offlinerailker From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 181780 times:

-points out the footnote on both videos-

"Fictionalization. Do not attempt."


User currently offlineCaptSkibi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 181522 times:

Oh, I HATE this commercial! It's so fake and impossible, for several reasons.

For one, I challenge the Frontier to get up to the 727-100's approach speed of 124 knots in 1000-1500 ft. Additionally, the static load on the nose landing gear (most forward CG) is 16,300 lb. That truck would break with that amount of weight. Get rid of that commercial, Nissan. It's ridiculous.

Lastly, they should have used an A320, ala the JetBlue landing incident at LAX a few years back.

[Edited 2011-10-13 13:05:52]


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4037 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 181384 times:

Sadly I had coworkers asking if it was possible. I almost couldn't bring myself to answer.

User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 181069 times:

Quoting jreuschl (Thread starter):
First of all, obviously it is fake.. the plane isn't real.

Then why even start a thread about this then?

Quoting jreuschl (Thread starter):
could a pickup truck actually save a plane in that situation?

Is the answer not obvious?   


Common sense is rare nowadays apparently.


User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 180931 times:

It's funny, I'm pretty sure this was filmed at

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User currently offlinebluewhale18210 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 180787 times:

Quoting ramprat74 (Reply 10):
It seems they film everything there! I seen credit card companies, rental car companies, phone companies, Southwest's new ads. They have the whole east end of Terminal 2 to use for filming. The old Delta gates. They also film a lot in the older terminal.

It's Southwest's favorite airport for commercials. I guess it's because a) it's close to LA where lots of ad agency is located and has a large film industry, b) have a decent SWA traffic/air traffic and c) WAY underutilized terminal. Seriously I have never had to wait more tha 5 minutes at ONT for anything. (Check-in/security)

Just funny to see my old favorite airport turn up in commercials over and over again.



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 180554 times:

Please continue the discussion in the following thread:

Pick Up Truck Emergency Landing (by Wingscrubber Oct 3 2011 in Tech Ops)


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