This float plane pilot certainly had a bad day.
Not only that, but the man videoing the airplane take off almost had a worse day.
Watch this video and see an epic float plane crash and one very lucky bystander.
This video certainly has the pucker factor for how close a call this was to complete disaster.
Under the plane’s takeoff approach is a man videoing the whole ordeal. Well, it went terribly. The bystander almost gets hit by the airplane, sending him somersaulting. The float plane ends up crashing into the land in a horrific tangle of man and machine.
While we certainly are not pilots, we can assure you this takeoff was not by the book by a long shot.