Pictures of an F-15 jet coming apart during flight-Animation!

Sequential Photos of an F-15 Breaking Up In The Air-Animation!

Summary of eRumor:
This is a series of pictures that are interwoven with captions that leaves the impression that they are actual photographs of an F-15 fighter jet coming apart in flight.
The Truth:
The images are from animation, not actual photographs, but they are based on a real story.
In November, 2007 an F-15C flown by the Missouri National Guard split behind the cockpit and broke apart during a training mission.  The pilot ejected and did survive, although he was injured.
All models of the F-15 were grounded until an an Air Force investigation into the crash concluded that there was a manufacturing defect in the airplane, which was built in the 1970s by McDonnell Douglas.
The animation was created as a part of the investigation into the crash.
Updated 2/24/08