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Claim: Video clip shows an airplane making a safe landing after losing a wing.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2008]
Origins: All signs point to this video clip of an airplane's safe landing on the ground after losing a wing as being a digitally manipulated viral video for the German clothing company killathrill. The pilot shown in the clip appears to be
However, the killathrill brand of clothing is all over the place: Its name appears on the airplane in the landing clip, it appears on the jacket Andersson wears during in interview clip, and it appears on Andersson's web site. Moreover, the domain name for Andersson's web site, which appears to have been registered only since
Most likely the clip has been produced by using editing techniques and digital manipulation to meld real footage of an airplane with additional footage of a smaller, remote-controlled aircraft. The Dutch travel company
Last updated: 6 November 2008
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