A footage captured by onlookers travelling in their car close to Vnukovo airport, shows passenger jets apparently suspended in mid-air.
The reason behind the weird sighting has resulted in many theories. Some guessed it was a ‘glitch in the Matrix’, referring to the iconic film series. Others suggested the pilot had used the handbrake in mid-air as a joke.
However, some had a much more logical reason behind the odd sighting. It was most likely due to an optical illusion caused by the car and the weather.
Users pointed out that the plane could have been flying at a very low speed before landing. With high winds blowing against it, this could then make it seem ‘stuck’ thanks to the clear skies. With a number of vehicles driving in the opposite direction, this also added to the illusion.