Friday, November 26, 2010

Plane Crash on Google Maps


Google Maps aerial ('Birds Eye') view imagery has got some great shots of a simulated plane crash that was created for the television series Trauma. The mock airliner crash was filmed on the runway of the former Navy base at Alameda Point.

A Boeing airliner was used as the mock-up of the crashed plane. I think the episode was filmed in 2009. Google's aerial view imagery of the area was released at the end of 2009, so I assume the imagery was gathered at some point during that year.

To view the imagery now you have to view the 'classic' Google Maps. You can see the crash from different angles by using the Google Maps compass.

Here is the plane crash itself on NBC's Trauma,

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