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Because Epic Dramatization Can Never Be Too Epic, We Present this Nissan Commercial

By Jacob Brown | September 27, 2011
Fast fact: a Boeing 777 can weigh more than 600,000 pounds. Why should matter to you? It shouldn’t unless you’re a pilot or an airplane aficionado. Or you’re a big enough idiot to try a stunt like the one portrayed in the Nissan Frontier commercial below. Called “Landing Gear,” the 30-second spot shows a plane with its landing gear stuck halfway open. With just moments before it is expected to crash and explode into a ball of flames as it meets the runway below it, the Nissan Frontier with its “full-size payload and towing” shows up to save the day. Acting as a front axle, the Frontier guides the plane to safety, thwarting danger for potentially hundreds of people. It all sounds fantastic until you realize that the Nissan Frontier has a payload of right around 1500 pounds and can only tow up to 6500 pounds — a far cry from that 300 tons mentioned earlier. But a little dramatization never hurt anyone, right? Check out the video below to see the commercial in all of its epic glory.

Source: Nissan via YouTube

  • 2012 Nissan Frontier Airplane Commercial
 
3 comments
Arved
Arved

could it not have been a fluke, or was it really a commercial?

siaopo111
siaopo111

it's somehow stupid idea, but they do grab every attention.

JimBob
JimBob

This has to be the most incredibly STUPID idea for a commercial in television history.

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