Guy Crashes His Plane Into A Tree, Lands In Parking Lot

September 15, 2017

This is the surveillance camera footage of 79-year old pilot Manfred Forst flying his Cessna 172 into a tree before crash landing in a parking lot. He survived the incident with only minor scrapes, leading at least one blogger to speculate he made a last-minute deal with the devil. Also, exactly just what happened here? Did he zone out for a second and think he was driving and spotted a good parking spot close to the door? Also, Forst says he was "on his way to breakfast" when the crash occurred. Who the hell flies to breakfast? Did he order the tree for take-out? When I'm 79 I'm definitely not flying to breakfast, I'm riding my electric scooter all the down the sidewalk to Cracker Barrel.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to MSA, who's convinced he briefly thought he was a bird returning to his nest. It happens.

  • Andy Green

    The lengths people will go to, to get that one parking spot that's in the shade!

  • TheQiwiMan

    What a helpful tree.

  • Jerry

    How did you add styles to your comment though?

  • GunTotingLib

    To answer the question ...." Who the hell flies to breakfast? "... That is the primary use of a private plane like that , especially by 70 year old guys. What do you do with your plane? you get in it and fly to a neighboring airport to have breakfast/lunch at the airfield restaurant,with the other old dudes that have nothing better to do. They often refer to it as going for a $100 hamburger for that is how much fuel you burn to get a unimpressive hamburger at a restaurant that often only exists to serve plane buffs. A definite first world thing.

    they actually have a website...


  • Geekologie

  • Tom327Cat

    It's like the tree realized he was in trouble and gently lowered him to the ground.

  • Robert A'Beuy
  • Dao

    Flying: the art of throwing yourself at the ground, and trying to miss.

  • Corky McButterpants
  • Kaizer Chief

    How did you add styles to your comment though?

  • Corky McButterpants

    \o/ Great Success \o/

  • Meh

    Land. Crash, whats the difference.

  • Daniel Silva

    According to Google:

    Land: the part of the earth's surface that is not covered by water, as opposed to the sea or the air.

    Crash: (of a vehicle) collide violently with an obstacle or another vehicle.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Crash: the closest Matt Dillon will ever get to playing a Mark Wahlberg role.


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