Dramatic video footage from Russia Today captured a stunt plane breaking-up in mid air during inverted flight. At 0.12 seconds into the footage the ill-fated aircraft’s port wing is ripped from the fuselage, plunging the it into a spiral dive in full view of horrified spectators at the air show in Argentina, which took place in 2010.
Fortunately, the stunt plane’s recovery chute opens almost immediately, stabilising it as it falls to earth at a rate that allows the pilots to climb from the wreckage relatively unhurt. Suffering only burns to one of his feet, according to the video, the pilot vowed to continue flying. Watch the full video below.