WATCH: 747 Jumbo Jet Lifted Off Ground In Extreme Wind Conditions
When you’re traveling the world shooting corporate video productions, you spend a lot of time off of the ground.
But when the SolidLine Media crew ends up in the air aboard a 747, we usually like to see engines. And a pilot.
Public relations executive Mike Massee captures this incredible scene in Mojave, California. A desert storm moved into an airplane graveyard, nearly taking a 747 off of the ground. Here’s more from his YouTube description…
This 747 is sitting in a boneyard in Mojave, CA waiting to be dismantled and recycled at the end of its useful life. On May 23rd, 2012 the area experienced extreme winds of 70+ miles per hour and reports of gusts up to 100 near the pass due to a low pressure zone. Without the weight of its engines and with its landing flaps deployed, the slightly tail heavy 747 tries to take to the skies one last time. The next day the plane was found to have also rotated about 45 degrees from its original position. The same wind storm damaged many rooftops, cut power and sent huge clouds of sand and dust billowing into the sky. Mojave will occasionally experience this type of wind storm due to geography.
This isn’t some 3D motion graphics trick. Mike says the video is the real deal. Check out the sight for yourself (via Gizmodo)….
And since the video has gone viral, Mike has updated his YouTube video with other “how can this be real?!” FAQ’s. CLICK HERE to read them.