Plane Filmed Weaving Its Way Though “Tornado-like Spouts” As It Prepares to Land

Witnesses on the ground “filmed as a plane weaved its way its way through the intimidating tornado-like spouts in preparation to land” in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday.

Witnesses in Sochi filmed as the plane weaved its way through water spouts which formed over the Black Sea

The incident happened Tuesday when 12 huge water spouts appeared just off the southwestern Russian coast

At least nine flights were diverted as a result of the menacing weather in Russia and had to land elsewhere

Apparently “up to twelve tornadoes were spotted off the coast on the same day” amidst two weeks of significant weather events on the Black Sea creating challenging flying conditions.

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Comments

  1. Come on now. The plane was not weaving or dodging anything! The tornadoes were far in the background as the plane went by. Cool image though.

  2. ‘Weaving’ ? Really Gary? Congratulations on adding to ‘fake news’ :/
    Btw, what was the alternate wording for the title? Maybe ‘Plane attempts controlled crash’?

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