Military hovercraft scares the life out of holidaymakers as it lands on beach

Russian Military Ship Ploughs Onto a Crowded Beach

Beachgoers in Russia were left spooked when a huge military hovercraft made an unexpected landing on the sandy beach where they were sunbathing.

The holidaymakers on the Baltic Sea coast heard a "terrible roar" and saw "big waves" as the Soviet-era vehicle approached the shore, Metro reports.

Paratroopers disembarked and reportedly demanded the tourists move on.

According to ITV News, Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reported that locals said the military base was in fact several miles away so the pilot might have been lost.

According to the BBC, Russian authorities confirmed the incident and said the ship and its crew were carrying out a routine training exercise.

The 60-metre 550-tonne Zubr-class war craft is believed to be the world's largest type of hovercraft and can reach up to 70 mph.

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