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Nissan commercial is shared as visuals of a truck driver rescuing an airliner from crashing


A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the visuals of a brave truck driver rescuing an airliner that had a problem with its front wheel. This post describes the truck driver as a real hero for saving this plane from crashing. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Driver uses his truck to safely land an airplane with the failed landing gear.

Fact: The video shared in the post is not a real one. This video shows the Nissan Frontier commercial created by Zoic Studio visual effects company in 2011. This video was created using VFX technology. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search, videos with similar visuals found published on YouTube at least since 2011. They can be seen here, here, and here. The description of the videos mentioned it as the  2011 commercial advertisement of Nissan Frontier.  It is mentioned as a fictional video. A user shared the better version of this video on which a watermark ‘Fictionalization. Do not attempt.’ can be seen on it.

When we searched for further details using the keywords, we found a commercial showing similar visuals on the ‘Nissan UK’ YouTube channel. This advertisement was presented like a breaking news story that included the witness reports and an interview with the driver. This commercial was created by ‘Zoic Studios’ visual effects company in the United States. ‘Zoic Studios’ created this commercial using VFX technology.  ‘Zoic Studios’ published the making video of this commercial on their YouTube channel.

News articles published about the 2011 Nissan Frontier commercial can be seen here and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is a commercial of Nissan Frontier. 

To sum it up, an old commercial of Nissan Frontier is shared as visuals of a brave truck driver rescuing an airliner from crashing.


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