CLOSE CALL: Video captures plane nearly landing on sunbather at beach

A plane flying dangerously low almost landed on sunbather resting on a German beach, and it was all caught on video.

According to the Daily Mail, Juergen Drucker, 52, was flying his Piper PA-28-181 Archer II along coast of Germany when he came within inches of landing on the beachgoer in Dune, Heligoland, an island in the north.

Drucker said he misjudged his approach to the nearby air field and claims that he did not see the sunbather.

He told the Daily Mail: “I have to say, as the pictures show, that it wasn’t one of my greatest achievements in the cockpit.”

The video was shot by someone watching the planes come in.

Watch the close call video in the player above.

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