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One sunny day, as he usually does, the pilot was flying his plane. All of a sudden, a wing fell off and the plane started spiralling towards the ground. The pilot didn't eject nor bail out. The plane smashed into the ground with great force and disintegrated into a thousand pieces.

However, the pilot walked away unscathed. How is this possible?

Note: All of this happened in the real world.

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It is because:

His plane was just a toy, a model, so he wasn't in the plane when it crashed.

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  • $\begingroup$ It wasn't that difficult, was it? $\endgroup$
    – stackzebra
    Apr 26, 2018 at 8:39
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    $\begingroup$ I get it with the title alone :) But that's a nice beginning! $\endgroup$
    – Saeïdryl
    Apr 26, 2018 at 9:00
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps robotics is the applicable tag to this puzzle, based on the accepted correct answer. $\endgroup$ Apr 26, 2018 at 15:28
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    $\begingroup$ @MeaCulpaNay wouldn't that be a spoiler? $\endgroup$
    – Erbureth
    Apr 26, 2018 at 16:10
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    $\begingroup$ @MeaCulpaNay Questions are judged based on the question, never on the answer. $\endgroup$
    – corsiKa
    Apr 26, 2018 at 16:25
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His plane was a military drone, so he wasn't in the plane when it crashed.

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He was flying his plane

in a computer simulator. He walked away unscathed from his PC, because he lost the game.

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  • $\begingroup$ The question specifies "in the real world", so not in a simulator. $\endgroup$
    – Chromatix
    Apr 27, 2018 at 21:17
  • $\begingroup$ @Chromatix I interpreted it as "it's not fictional, happened to me or someone I know", i.e. the computer game has been really played in the real world, the pilot really walked away from his PC etc... $\endgroup$ Apr 28, 2018 at 7:08
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'twas a remote control airplane.

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    $\begingroup$ @JulianCuenfuegos Welcome to PSE. Answers without any reasoning tend to get down-votes. $\endgroup$
    – rhsquared
    Apr 26, 2018 at 18:36
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All of a sudden, a wing fell off and the plane started spiralling towards the ground.


It was a wing of another plane and another plane has crashed. The pilot just landed normally and walked away. There is no mention it all happened to the pilot's plane.

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I Think the answer is:

The wing fell off of another plane. And pilot was in his plane.

As mentioned in the question

One sunny day, as he usually does, the pilot was flying his plane.
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  • $\begingroup$ Don't forget to use ">!" to hide your answers! Also it seems that your answer is really close to Máté Juhász's answer, isn't it? $\endgroup$
    – Saeïdryl
    Apr 27, 2018 at 13:30

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