Hey, jumbo jet, where are you going?
On May 23, 2012, strong winds of 70+ mph (112 kph) blew through an airplane boneyard in Mojave California and lifted this 747 jet. Mike Massee wrote:
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Without the weight of its engines, the slightly tail heavy 747 tries to take to the skies one last time. The next day the plane was found to have also rotated about 45 degrees from its original position. The same wind storm damaged many rooftops, cut power and sent huge clouds of sand and dust billowing into the sky. Mojave will occasionally experience this type of wind storm due to geography.