Lost Pilot Asks Directions

A convoy of truckers in Kazakhstan was startled to see a military helicopter blocking their path on an icy two-lane road. After moments of nervous waiting, the lost pilot climbed out of the craft and ran towards one of the drivers.

The pilot shook the driver’s hand and then asked him for directions.

Apparently, the pilot was lost and needed directions to the nearest town. After a short conversation, the pilot returned to the Mi-8 helicopter and flew away.

Kazakhstan officials claim this was part of a training exercise which included the use of “human surveys.” According to them, the helicopter is now safely back on its landing pad at a nearby military base.


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