Video: Plane performs the scariest and most unbelievable take off 5 years ago

Video: Plane performs the scariest and most unbelievable take off

We may be guilty of a bit of hyperbole from time to time… but this is definitely not one of those moments.

This stunning footage was captured at Paine field airport in Washington, USA where a plane performed what is known as a ‘wing-wave’ but with a potentially deadly twist.

Some pilots perform a ‘wing-wave’, which is a dipping of both wings, as a thank you for the hospitality of the airport and is usually performed at 2,000ft. But this cargo plane pilot performs his just metres off the ground and makes everyone watching cover their eyes with their hands… except the cameraman that is.

The most stunning part of the clip is the fact that the plane seems to stop in mid-air during the manoeuvre only to regain momentum when the pilot levels out the plane.

We assume the manoeuvre has been performed by the pilot countless times and he was completely under control of the aircraft but even so, we imagine most of the onlookers' reactions were similar to this…

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Video via Dipankar Bhakta