There's just something about a near miss that just makes us feel alive! And one that's gone viral this week might be one the best yet: An old story of a pilot getting sucked out a plane window has recently taken Twitter by storm. You won't believe your eyes...
There's something utterly thrilling about a near miss.Flirting with danger but facing none of the consequences is the best of both worlds, in a way.
Whether it's a cooking "close one"...Nearly dropping something you've spent hours carefully crafting really gets your blood racing.
Or narrowly avoiding injury...Nothing like nearly being smacked with a ball to get your heart pumping - but with none of the pain.
But the scariest near-miss of all?Well, that would have to be any involving an airplane - because the stakes are just that little bit too high.
And that's what makes the relief so palpable!Which is what brings us to the particular near-miss that really shocked the internet this week.
It's really captured the internet's attention.Because it was just so ... close!
@davidfarrier Why on earth did it take something like this for them to think to put the bolts on the inside?! https://t.co/OQGCuNullF— Andy (@Andy)1605287464.0
@davidfarrier @edsbs i fell into a wiki wormhole reading about airplane crashes and man, anyone who survived an aer… https://t.co/tv8lDCQPtt— OHGODBEES (@OHGODBEES)1605291477.0
@davidfarrier And he survived! Turns out the technician who changed out the glass used some of the wrong screws! Such a wild story.— Demetrios (@Demetrios)1605286370.0
@dcostoy @davidfarrier He survived AND started flying again after he recovered. The steward who held onto the pilot… https://t.co/PZsC9GFnaP— Mattý ✨🪐 (@Mattý ✨🪐)1605288204.0
@davidfarrier The guy who held is legs is a real champ. For real. To hold him that entire time? To have your life r… https://t.co/bzOXnvVZO1— RedRobotCake 🎀 (@RedRobotCake 🎀)1605305969.0
@lizazzzl @davidfarrier It's absolutely real— Fiona Hill's Cat (@Fiona Hill's Cat)1605454926.0
@davidfarrier They thought he died and only held on SO HE WOULDNT GET SUCKED INTO THE ENGINE OMG— Liz (@Liz)1605286547.0
@davidfarrier IF THIS SHIT REAL IM SO BEYOND BAFFLED ATTHE STRENGTH OF THIS MANS KNEES— Savage Saigan (@Savage Saigan)1605308737.0
@davidfarrier my favorite part and the part i think about the most is the fact that they assumed he was dead (cause… https://t.co/8BZ6FeBdHr— Mister Gorbachev, Hit These Back Walls (@Mister Gorbachev, Hit These Back Walls)1605323331.0
@davidfarrier I’m always amazed that the pilot was able to survive that, despite having his body and head being sma… https://t.co/tNKuR2D2YN— Trump Supporters Assassinated a Cop in DC on 1/6 (@Trump Supporters Assassinated a Cop in DC on 1/6)1605316343.0
@BaileySarian @davidfarrier I believe they did. Watched this episode on Prime Vid.— ❄️RubberKatana❄️ (@❄️RubberKatana❄️)1605294811.0
@davidfarrier I hope his wife got sick of him telling the story in 2 days— natalie tran (@natalie tran)1605333549.0
@davidfarrier The absolute hands down wildest thing about this story... ...is that the pilot who got sucked out of… https://t.co/ZFqP4xCOXg— Whitley Birks (@Whitley Birks)1605328808.0
@davidfarrier @Rob844884 Unbelievable— NorthYorkshireMag⚫⚪ (@NorthYorkshireMag⚫⚪)1605351273.0
@davidfarrier these mfs telling us to fasten our seatbelts and they aren’t wearing any in the cockpit— dyldo (@dyldo)1605286171.0
@davidfarrier I read about this in a Reader’s Digest magazine at my granny’s house as a child in the early 90s and… https://t.co/H8HwbLyJBi— carolyn steele (@carolyn steele)1605288680.0