First time poster, but have always had conversations physics related with friends, none that are experts lol. I'm also a fan of movie and the physics/realism within films. Recently i've been listening to Neil D. Tyson's startalk podcast about the science in movies (his story on the error of the starry sky of Titanic is pretty funny) among all other subjects heavy in physics/science. I looked around for a good physics forum to ask and hopefully this forum can help quell a heated debate amongst physic neophytes around the water cooler :) Sooo, to get to the point. (seemed most appropriate section for question) In the Dark Knight Rises trailer, could the cargo plane still fly with the added weight and drag of the jet hanging down? In essence could this hijacking happen in real life? The more details the better :p Link - sorry first time poster so couldn't put direct link. youtube.com/watch?v=g8evyE9TuYk Timecodes for helpful images. Couldn't find the leaked prologue footage but has more information there. 0:16 - 2 planes 0:19 - Big plane CU 0:23 - Side view of big plane 0:24 - side view of small plane (not sure if useful) 0:25 - View of both planes from back 0:25 - closer view of both from under (wings brake off) 0:29 - Back pops pop off little plane, you can see wires Thanks. If this is an inappropriate place to ask such a question, apologies.