Passenger accidentally captures rocket launch from plane in spectacular video

  • A passenger on a plane accidentally captured a rocket launch while filming
  • They were flying over Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • It was a Falcon 9 rocket

Published on May 22, 2024 at 3:49 PM (UTC+4)
by Siddharth Dudeja

Last updated on May 22, 2024 at 3:53 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

We all love getting the window seat on a plane and taking pictures of the sky, but one passenger ‘accidentally’ captured a rocket launch while filming.

For most people, taking the window seats almost always means getting a beautiful view and capturing it.

But watching a rocket launch take place while you’re in the air is quite rare, but this passenger got to see it.

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The video shows a passenger aboard their regular flight taking a video of the clouds and the bright blue sky.

But little did they know that they would see a rocket that just took off heading towards space.

Now, that’s a view worth paying extra for a window seat for.

Obviously, it’s not as cool to tell people that you saw a UFO from a plane, but witnessing a rocket launch is dramatic enough.

The passenger, who goes by chefpinkpr, posted the video on TikTok last year.

The caption read: “When you are on a plane and accidentally catch a rocket launch.”

They mentioned in the video that they were working on the flight when they looked outside.

Now, imagine being on the other side of the plane.

Well, that would certainly be a major disappointment.

Moreover, the rocket in question is none other than a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

It might have been delivering the initial Starlink satellites at the time.

The plane was flying over Cape Canaveral, Florida, which is a regular launch site for several SpaceX launches.

An unusual amount of people have captured the Falcon 9 taking off from various angles.

A pilot witnessed a Falcon 9 launch from a plane’s cockpit while he was in the air.

Well, you can never have too many angles to witness something as majestic as a rocket launch.

You can see a lot of things while on a flight if you manage to be there at the right time.

For instance, this passenger went viral after they documented rain inside a plane’s cabin.

Not everyone has the luck to have a view like this passenger did, but all we can do is hope.


Siddharth Dudeja

I'm a tech nerd with a secret love of all things cars. I've been writing for a few years now, and on my free time you would find me gaming when I'm not procrastinating.