Plane attempts takeoff from rural road, slams into van

A pilot in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya found out the hard way why a road shouldn’t be used as a runway when his light-engine plane slammed into the back of a van.

The incident was caught on camera and posted on Twitter with a comment: “In Chechnya, even accidents are not the same as in any other corner of the planet.”

The Chechen Republic emergencies services dealt with the accident, they confirmed in a statement, adding that all those injured were taken to the hospital, without specifying their number.

A source in the same agency told TASS that the pilot, who did not have permission for the flight, was receiving treatment for minor injuries.

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