Video: mysterious dancing Russian plane

A word of warning – this is a long video, but if you have the patience to watch it, you’ll see what the title means. This Russian Tupolev Tu-154 took off from an airport near Moscow, and experienced a defect in its controls. According to one source, the plane hadn’t flown for over ten years, and was sent skyward without any checks or repairs.

Apparently, the crazy dancing plane was able to stay airborne just long enough for the pilot to circle around and land safely. If you just want to see the highlights, point your mouse to the 3:20 mark. Any aviation experts care to comment on what they think we are looking at?