Google Maps: Traumatic aftermath of plane crash captured by Google’s satellite

GOOGLE MAPS uses satellite imagery to capture pictures of the Earth from the air. Increasingly, users are discovering some unexpected findings when scouring the planet. One person shared what they believe to be an aeroplane crash.

PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Tue, Nov 17, 2020

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Google Maps is typically used to help with geographical locations and directions. However, every now and then the online tool shows something rather unexpected.

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One user was browsing the landscape of Alameda, in California, USA when they happened upon a rather devastating scene.

The map image, which they later posted to Reddit, shows the scene of a long stretch of runway poking out into Oakland Bay between San Francisco and Oakland.

In the centre of the beige tarmac appears to be the aftermath of an aircraft crash.

The commercial plane is snapped in two on the runway of an old naval base.

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Google Maps plane crashGoogle Maps: One user thinks they discovered a plane crash (Image: Google Maps)

Google Maps plane crashGoogle Maps: The plane is shattered in two (Image: Google Maps)

Dark marks which to be the remnants of a fire scar the broken areas.

The front half of the plane, metres from its rear end, has the door open with stairs leading down.

The second half of the aircraft appears to have more damage.

Either side of the huge vehicle are its wings, snapped off and fallen to the ground.

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