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Which way to the city? Trainee pilot lands gunship on highway, asks for directions

By Shubir Rishi

A military helicopter brought in Kazakhstan brought traffic to a halt when the pilot landed in the middle of the road to ask for directions. The soviet-designed Mi-8 gunship, estimated to be worth $10 million, landed squarely in the middle of the two-lane highway, its rotors whipping up snow all around.

What followed was stunned silence, as the drivers of the vehicles were wary of the razor-sharp rotor blades with a nearly 21-meter span.

Helicopter on the road

Yes, this is a true story.

A video shows the pilot shaking hands with a truck driver, flaying his hands in all directions while making inquiries and then jogs back towards the chopper. Shortly thereafter, the helicopter takes off, as if this was all normal.

The story has now gone viral on the social media. The helicopter eventually returned to its base.

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