A photograph taken by an airplane passenger appearing to show ground crew member repairing the plane’s jet engine with duct tape shortly before its departure has gone viral.
The image, which has been widely shared online, was taken by Twitter user @adtomwood yesterday.
In all likelihood this picture is a little less shocking than it seems to be as BoredPanda explains,
In all likelihood, however, the tape is probably not duct tape but speed tape, an aluminum-backed tape that can resist wind pressure, temperature changes, moisture and UV radiation that would rip ordinary duct tape apart. This has earned it the nickname of ‘600mph tape’ as well. Single rolls of varying strength can cost anywhere from $30 to more than $500!