OMG THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!!!
Or so some people seem to think. About a dozen people have emailed/texted/messaged me in the past couple of hours, after someone posted a video on LiveLeak of their Southwest 737 supposedly being hit by a drone:
The text with the video reads as follows:
A drone just hit my plane this morningSome idiot’s drone crossed our take-off path.I’m still alive!
Understandably a lot of people are already asking what the government will do to prevent this in the future. There’s only one problem… the video isn’t real.
See the wingtip of the plane? If it were a Southwest plane, it would say “SOUTHWEST.COM” on the very end of it.
Instead you’ll see that the wingtip says “BRANIT.COM,” which is the website of someone who does visual effects.
So an excellent fake, though I’m happy to say that this didn’t happen.