Read my earlier item A photo worth a millon words. and, then, what follows:
This photo is a fake. An airplane can never remain stable even for a second with the loss of the horizontal and vertical stabilizer. Not even a second. It should be in an uncontrolled spin vertically downward. In a vertical downward spiral, there's no
time for anyone to have taken the photo and the position of the airplane with respect to the horizon and clouds in the background (any aviator can spot this)suggests aircraft flying straight and level. This is impossible. Clearly, one of the clever fakes that I have seen recently but nevertheless a complete fake.
Capt. Anup Murthy
(Dr. Anand got this e-mail, a copy of which was marked to me.)