Watch a plane nearly land on sunbather prior to crash landing

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Video from Germany apparently shows an airplane nearly landing on a sunbather, according to a report from a German newspaper.

The Bild reports the runway for the Helgoland Airport, off the coast of northern Germany, runs right up to the beach.

The plane narrowly misses the sunbather before crashing through a fence and crash landing on a nearby runway. In the video, you can see the sunbather duck his head at the last second.

The man flying the plane, a 52-year-old engineer and hobby pilot, spoke to the paper and apologized for the incident.

“Yes, that was me. I’m very sorry, that was no flying feat. The man on the beach I could not see (when) landing. But I am glad that nothing happened to him.”

Source: The Bild