A plane and a sunbather almost had a tragic collision, and video of the near miss is now going viral. The terrifying moment came as the single-engine plane was landing on the island of Heligoland, in northern Germany. The astonishing video shows the plane's three wheels coming down just a few feet over the sunbather, who was spread out on a towel on his backside.
Had the unsuspecting sunbather sat up to see what the impending roar was, he most certainly would have been killed by the force of the small plane coming in for a landing. Although the runway is just on the other side of the beach, the plane clearly came in too low, knocking over a wooden fence before landing safely on the tarmac.
The plane was piloted by 52-year-old Juergen Drucker, who said he was sorry for the “mistake” that nearly cost a beachgoer his life.
“I'm very sorry. The man on the beach I could not see, but I am glad nothing happened to him,” Drucker said. “I noticed immediately that it was too low. The man on the beach was incredibly lucky.”
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