Dash Cam Footage Shows Plane Narrowly Avoiding Crashing Into Traffic
Dash cams are a fantastic addition to our lives. Previously, all we could do was take someone's word for it when they said they narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a moose - now we can see for ourselves.
A near miss in Canada yesterday will no doubt make this year's Dash Cams' Greatest Hits compilation DVD.
The footage shows a car puttering along near Buttonville Municipal Airport in Toronto, minding its own business. Next thing you know, a fucking plane glides right across its path without so much as an indication or a wave of apology.
Naturally, the car then slams to a halt as a trail of plane debris skids across the road.
Luckily, the pilot and passenger aboard the plane only sustained minor injuries and didn't need to go to hospital, according to Toronto City News.
Had the car been going just a touch faster, then the incident could have had much more grave consequences, which goes to show you shouldn't speed... But then again, you could argue that if the car had been going even quicker still then it would also have avoided the plane.
Police said the privately-owned aircraft had just taken off from the airport but did not rise fast enough, like a doomed Bake Off cake, careering across 16th Avenue and smashing into a fence, before ultimately coming to a stop in a ditch. The road was closed for around four hours while police investigated and removed the plane from the area.
York Regional Police Sgt. Dave Mitchell said it was 'really quite amazing' that the plane didn't collide with a vehicle on 16th Avenue.
According to CTV News Toronto, he said: "Obviously there was a loss of control of the aircraft. I'm led to believe it's a male instructor and a female student in the aircraft. Thankfully, there were no injuries."
Ewan Tasker, of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said the plane was 'doing a touch-and-go' training manoeuvre when 'something went wrong' (no shit).
According to CTV News Toronto, he said: "So you come in to land and you basically do a landing and you slow down and accelerate and then you do another takeoff.
"It's an easy way to do a bunch of takeoffs and landings if you are doing some training... but in this case something went wrong."
But hey, maybe some good can come from this. Perhaps they could use the dash cam footage for some kind of elite provisional driving test?
No more tap the button when you spot the obvious dithery pensioner crossing the road - instead, total nothingness for half an hour, then 'SWOOOOOOSH!' A massive plane out of nowhere. Click quick or fail your test.
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