A vintage aircraft with some of the markings of Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe crashed onto the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, California on Tuesday and burst into flames.
Despite the use of the Luftwaffe’s black-and-white cross, the plane was not a WWII aircraft from Germany but rather a vintage North American AT-6/SNJ trainer aircraft. The plane belonged to Condor Squadron, a nonprofit organization which flies WWII-themed planes over parades, celebrations, memorials and in mock dogfights.
Chris Rushing, president of Condor Squadron, told the Los Angeles Times the plane suffered “a catastrophic failure”
“Thank God he’s OK and no one got hurt on the ground,” Rushing said.
Observers on social media cracked jokes about the potential metaphor, a possible wormhole or perhaps just a glitch in the Matrix:
2018 has a new metaphor — we’re no longer the “dumpster fire;”
we’re now in the “Nazi-fighter-plane-crashed-on-a-freeway fire” stage.
— Captain Abraham (@ThomasHeaney6) October 23, 2018
A German WWII plane just crashed on the 101 highway in Agoura Hills. Luckily, no one was injured but remember to buy War Bonds and do your part to help our boys put an end to the Hun menace once and for all. pic.twitter.com/y4OwMgdDDz
— Colin D. Garland (@Yeats1941) October 23, 2018
The one where Nazi Germany exploits a glitch in the Matrix to send the Luftwaffe on a mission to time travel into this dimension and attack the USA? It could be a movie. It could! https://t.co/voABg1jQRU
— Ryan Banfill (@ryban1001) October 23, 2018
is that ..
a german ww2 plane?
… ON FIRE ON THE 101?! https://t.co/6dorIQve3Q
— D̒͂̕ᵈăᵃn̕ᶰ Ť̾̾̓͐͒͠ᵗe͗̑́̋̂́͡ᵉn̅ᶰtᵗl̀̓͘ᶫe̓̒̂̚ᵉrʳ (@Viss) October 23, 2018
Looks like a T-6 Texan in Nazi Luftwaffe livery.
Which is some heavy-handed symbolism in this, the worst written timeline. https://t.co/jSNFLhV3Vk
— Andrew Thaler (but maybe a werewolf or something) (@DrAndrewThaler) October 23, 2018
I choose to believe that the WWII aircraft that crashed on the 101 in Augora Hills was a time traveler who chose THIS timeline to try to stop a Nazi dictator.
— Gennefer Ghouls 👻 (@Gennefer) October 23, 2018
I hope the Nazi plane crashing on the 101 is a metaphor for what’s about to happen in the midterm elections.
— Adam Newman (@Adam_Newman) October 23, 2018