A day at the beach can be more stressful than it seems, what with the potential for getting sunburnt, having your stuff stolen, or the myriad animals that want to sting everything in sight. But one sunbather reclining on the beach in Heligoland, Germany, had a much bigger problem looming overhead yesterday: A plane that nearly landed right on him and his beach towel.
The plane, a Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, was cruising over Germany's shore when it dropped down for a landing on the beach. But much to the pilot's surprise, and likely even more to the guy beneath it, the plane's wheels missed clipping a sun-worshipper by mere inches. The plane's pilot, 52-year-old Juergen Drucker, claims he didn't see the sunbather on his approach.
Which makes sense, because who would land a plane on a greased-up sunbather?