Extreme Crosswind CGI

This video by MeniThings (Aristoteles ‘Meni’ Tsirbas) has been recently shared many times as real.

It’s not real, but CGI. MeniThings are professional CGI artists. See their website for more examples.

Here’s a tweet where MeniThings confirms this video is CGI:

This footage has been misused in an other video showing a “DragonAir 737 being spun around in strong winds from a typhoon”. Snopes has covered this hoax.

Further reading: Wired magazine interview of Meni Tsirbas (2013).

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