- A seemingly insane event involving a helicopter was captured on video and shared on social media
- The viral video of a helicopter refuelling was shared on Twitter by a tweep with the handle @EducationaIGIFs
- Many social media users expressed their thoughts on it and some people started wondering why they have to switch off the engines of their cars before refuelling
A video of a helicopter refuelling in midair has got people talking on social media after it was shared by tweep with the handle @EducationaIGIFs.
In the video, the helicopter could be seen positioning itself as it inserted a long pipe into another pipe from a plane. The long pipe from the helicopter served as the channel through which fuel travelled to the tank.
Sharing the video on Twitter, @EducationaIGIFs wrote:
"Refuelling helicopter in mid-air!"
Many social media users were stunned and they soon flooded the comment section of the post with their thoughts.
"I thought turn off the engine before refuelling?"
Responding to @freshestdude01, @Mixed__Money wrote:
"Not necessary. Even with our cars. The engine can be running while pumping, it won’t cause any damage. It’s not suggested to do so though because it’s a fire hazard due to the vapours."
"Aviation fuel is not as volatile as Premium Motor Spirit. Never advisable to have your car engine running when refuelling."
"Thought you have to switch off the engine when you refuel?"
"How can a helicopter keep its engine running to refuel, but we have to cut our vehicles off to refuel?"
In other viral news, Briefly News previously reported on a clip of a man jumping on the side of an aeroplane wing. The video starts with the man finding his balance to stand up on the aeroplane's wing.
He then makes his way to the end of the wing and begins to climb up it. Some members of the airport security start walking towards him while others are on the ground.
The unknown man then slips from the wing and hits the ground. Security then rushes over to pin him down. The video has gone viral on the app with over 907 000 views.
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