Mighty Wind: Typhoon Lifts Parked 747

Open Jaw

Typhoon Soudelour ripped through southeastern China and Taiwan over the weekend, killing at least 24 people, injuring hundreds and leaving a wide swath of destruction from fierce winds, flooding and mudslides. 

Before Soudelour made landfall, its winds were a reported 290 km/hr, which made it the “strongest storm on the planet so far this year,” according to CNN.

Although it had weakened to a tropical storm by the time it reached Taiwan, its wind gusts were still powerful enough to lift a 170 ton 747 parked at TSA.

You can watch the video of this amazing demonstration of nature’s power here.


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