Earlier today, when we tried to take the bike path network from Zaventem to Leuven, a cop standing in front of a red ribbon roping off the paths stopped us in our tracks. We didn't think much about it until we looked over to our left as we climbed up a hill paralleling the red rope. Peeking out from the trees was a red tail belonging to a plane. Upon further inspection, we noticed that there was something seriously wrong with it. Aside from the fact that it was parked on our bike path, it was in two pieces.
Later on we learned that it was a 747 Kalitta Air cargo plane (of USA) that couldn't get off the ground so it just went straight ahead instead of up, up and away. Luckily nobody was killed.
They interviewed a guy who saw the incident. He was there plane-spotting. He cracked me up when he said that this now it gives him proof for his girlfriend that his hobby of plane-spotting really is as dangerous as he repeatedly tells her.