From the ABC 7 Weather team

WATCH: Strong wind blows aircraft away

November 16, 2011 - 12:21 PM
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This light aircraft did not need a pilot to take off, just an assist from the wind.

Now this can't be right... I remember parking my plane right here.

This is what happens when strong gusts of wind conspire with a lousy tie-down job at the local airport. The video, reportedly from the Black Sea town of Gelendzhik, Russia, shows an unmanned light aircraft performing an unplanned vertical takeoff. Explains random Internet commenter eldryn: "Note to pilot: when parking your next airplane, be sure to have the control stick/wheel full forward, or at least locked in a neutral position. The elevators were in a climb position. And climb it did...." What happened afterward to the aircraft-turned-kite is not shown, but one can safely assume it had a hard landing.

In the eternal battle of Humanity v. Weather, mankind loses once again.


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