When we think of pilots forced to eject themselves from doomed airplanes, we tend to think of a parachute that saves the human while the aircraft crashes to the ground below. In this amazing spectacle, we see a parachute deploying for the entire plane, softening its landing as much as could possibly be engineered. Shockingly, a man climbs out, seemingly unscathed. Let's get straight to the video.
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Posted by @tech, we see an astonishing clip captured by a passerby that just happened to film the incident in incredible clarity.
"That looks scary and cool as hell," writes commenter @lesserthenever97.
"I have the sudden urge to say, 'Can't park there mate!'" exclaims @gingegonge."
"Survives plane crash then dies when tripped on sidewalk," quips @noel_abey.
Reader @thelordofnostalgia notes, "Any landing you can walk away from is a good one."
User @crypto_bean13 has a question. "Why don’t commercial planes have parachutes?"
Well, to diplomatically avoid the obvious, it's a bit hard to extrapolate from a small plane like this to think of what it would take to deploy a parachute to save 200 lives in a massive jet. But this video shows one life saved, and that's pretty impressive in itself.
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