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Plane's Wing Snaps Off Mid-Air, Pilot Walks Away With Burnt Foot

A 22-year-old Argentine pilot Dino Moline walked away from a plane crash with just a burnt foot after the plane's wing snapped off mid-air, terrifying images reveal, reports The Daily Mail.The mishap occured on August

PTI [ Updated: November 29, 2010 9:13 IST ]
plane s wing snaps off mid air pilot walks away with burnt
plane s wing snaps off mid air pilot walks away with burnt foot

A 22-year-old Argentine pilot Dino Moline walked away from a plane crash with just a burnt foot after the plane's wing snapped off mid-air, terrifying images reveal, reports The Daily Mail.


The mishap occured on August 15, but the video was released on Sunday (Nov 28).



These dramatic new images show the accident unfolding as the pilot was performing in an air display in Santa Fe, Argentina.

The 3,000 onlookers could only watch in horror as the wing snapped off his RANS Air Brigade Plane 1,640 feet above the ground - while it was upside down in the middle of a manoeuvre.



The plane began to spin dangerously out of control.

But Moline managed to dodge death by deploying the parachute, which slowed his sickening fall to earth.



The plane crashed to the ground in a roar of flames, but Mr Moline escaped alive with minor injuries.

'I don't know what happened to me,' he wrote on the website for 'Show Aereo 2010 following the incident on on August 15.

'I believe it was metal fatigue.

'I felt an explosion. I saw a shadow passing to the side of me - it was the wing.'

In what surely qualifies as the understatement of the year, he added: 'I saw fire inside the plane and I despaired a little.

'My foot got burned but I'm fine.'

The plane, according to an Aviation News website, is made in the U.S.

It is sold in components and sold to buyers to put together themselves at home - a detail that could give further insight into the crash.

It is not known if Moline's plane had been modified at all.
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