Hoax alert: A drone didn't hit a plane taking off from New York

A shocking video showing a drone clipping the wing of a Southwest plane is what a flyer’s nightmares are made of.
But this video is fake. The footage was widely shared after it was posted to YouTube on Tuesday. People claiming to have recorded the video when leaving JFK airport in New York also copied the footage and uploaded it as their own
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The video was actually made by special effects specialist Bruce Branit of BranitFX and Lucamax Pictures. He is no stranger to creating viral videos, having just grabbed attention for a creepy clip of a spider crawling out of someone’s ear

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