You ever hear the one about the Chevrolet Suburban and the windstorm? It might sound like the beginning of a joke knocking the 5,000+ lb SUV for its bulk, but it’s actually a true story that recently befell a group of hot air balloonists attending Balloonfest in Waterford, WI, according to Autoblog.
A freak storm suddenly lashed the area and sent hot air balloons up into the sky, including one that was propelled enough to drag what looks like a GMC Suburban through a field headlong into a group of tents. As you can see from the clip below, it was a pretty scary moment.
Spectators were horrified as balloons and their pilots were violently heaved skyward, as some clung to their baskets and ropes for dear life. Then suddenly, a balloon zooms across the field, snagging what looks to be a Chevrolet Suburban/Yukon XL and sending it flying across the field into a collection of tents at the edge of the staging area where balloons were on display for spectators.
It’s a terrifying clip that reminds us that girth, even the immovable force that is a GMT900 SUV, is no match for the wrath of Mother Nature.
Thankfully, no one was injured in the bizarre balloon incident.