LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — It seems CCTV (China Central Television) wanted some visuals for a report on the Chinese Air Force, so they used … images from Top Gun.
In a segment about the new J-10 fighter jet, CCTV news showed a plane being shot down, presumably by the J-10 pilot. But the unfortunate target was an American F-5, which needless to say would have created a few diplomatic problems had it been a real F-5.
But it wasn’t a real jet. CCTV played a clip from the Tom Cruise movie, Top Gun. From GizModo, here are some sample vidcaps, CCTV on left, movie footage on right:
Quality news broadcasting, there.