German plane about to take off freezes on runway in wild footage

  • An airport in Munich was ground to a halt amid a snowstorm
  • Flights were cancelled in the region over the weekend
  • The plane appears to have frozen mid takeoff

Published on Dec 04, 2023 at 9:23 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Dec 06, 2023 at 12:12 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

German plane about to take off freezes on runway in wild footage

A German airport has ground to a halt (pun intended) as a plane freezes to the runway as it tries to take off.

A snowstorm brought Munich airport to a standstill – and the footage is pretty wild.

While we’ve seen remarkable footage of planes taking off before – this is next level.

Flights were cancelled at the airport over the weekend after a winter storm dumped snow across the south of the country.

Parts of Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic were also affected by weather-related delays and cancellations.

A video of the plane sitting motionless in the snow amid an apparent rescue was shared to X.

Watch the footage of the Cessna plane tipped back and frozen to the runway below:

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Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.