Video Shows Typhoon Lifting a 747 Off the Ground

Boeing 747s are wonders of science, routinely lifting thousands of pounds of freight into the air. But not quite like this.

Typhoon Soudelor unleashed deadly, damaging winds of over 120mph when it barreled down on Taiwan, eastern China and other parts of Asia this month, and now, new footage shows storm gusts strong enough to lift a massive plane off the ground. A China Airlines cargo jet was reportedly grounded in Taiwan to wait out the storm, when the gusts repeatedly lifted the plane's nose off the ground -- even though such aircraft typically weigh almost 1 million pounds, according to a report by Popular Mechanics. Damn.

Check out another video below. And then just remain thankful you didn't have to deal with that kind of storm.

Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and was briefly reminded of terrible disaster movies, or you know, the best disaster movies. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.