KLM-MD11 From Greece, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1205 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 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1202 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.