Flight International online news 11:30 GMT:  Hoax photographs purporting to be pictures taken from the cockpit of a Lockheed Martin F-16 as it intercepted the Helios Airways Boeing 737-300 that crashed near Athens on 14 August have been circulated on the internet.

Flight International has identified the pictures as high-quality fakes as they show a Helios 737-800, rather than the -300 that crashed. Efforts to disguise this have been made by doctoring the registration to that of the crashed aircraft.

The other key giveaways that the aircraft is an -800 rather than a -300, are the twin overwing exits, its fuselage length and trailing edge configuration.

Helios fake1 - BIG

Helios fake2 - BIG

Helios fake3 - BIG

Source: Flight International