KLM-MD11 From Greece, joined Mar 2002, 471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1217 times:
What you're seeing here is (IMO) that on the very bottom of the picture is the runway it took of from and a little further away, there where you think is the runway, is another runway or taxiway and is partly hidden by the ground that is slightly hilly...
Gregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1214 times:
It is an optical illusion. The runway is behind the plane, and the tail is not close to a tail strike. Note there is a small hill between the photographer and the tail of the a/c, making it look like the tail is about to hit.