The Truth About the Viral Video Of Plane Spinning in the Air Before Landing
A video, purportedly showing a passenger plane taking a 360 degree turn in the air before landing, has gone insanely viral all over the Internet.
The video has been shared by many believing the plane was affected by winds caused by typhoon Mangkhut which has left China and Philippines devastated.
The video, however, is reportedly fake. Among the versions of the clip that have gone extremely viral is one tweeted by James Jordan on September 16.
“Hoping all my friends in Hong Kong are safe…. And all who have been effected by the terrifying typhoon. This pilot needs a medal or something.According to Snopes, the video being shared is actually a combination of two clips. The first part of the video is computer-generated and had been posted on YouTube channel MeniThings back in June 2017.
“Part of the video shows an airliner spinning 360 degrees is stolen copyrighted work – my work. I created the shot for my Menithings YouTube channel, and it’s entirely CGI,” Aristomenis Tsirbas from the YouTube channel told BOOM.
The second part of the video is from an actual incident in August. During the incident, a Chinese passenger plane flying from Beijing to Macao was forced to make an emergency landing with 166 on board at Shenzhen airport.