Shocking! Something in Russia Didn't Crash

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The pilot of this small powered glider is lucky to be alive. Life expectancy on Russian highways, after all, isn't as long as it should be.

We’re so accustomed by now to seeing Russian dash cam videos that always seem to end badly one way or another. Bottom line: drivers in Russia are seemingly impatient risk-takers who drive too fast whether they’re on dry or icy roads. Trucks loaded with live cows have even tipped over due to driver negligence. You can’t make this stuff up. So imagine our surprise when we saw this video showing a motorized small airplane taking off on a highway.

Shockingly it didn't end up crashing smack into the ground. The pilot of this contraption first fills it up with gas and actually manages to stay alive. Amazing.

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