Girl hit in face by bird after it flies into path of 115km/h roller coaster
A young girl was lucky to escape unscathed after a bird flew into her face while she was riding a high-speed roller coaster.
Paige was enjoying her time at the Movie World theme park in Gold Coast Australia when an ibis fell from the sky. The bird's flight path directly interfered with the DC Rivals ride, which happens to be the tallest, longest, and fastest HyperCoaster in the Southern Hemisphere.
And at one of the ride's fastest parts (115 km/hr, to be exact), the ibis flew straight into Paige.
Though the girl wasn't injured, she was covered in lose feathers and had a beak scratch on her shoulder.
After the built-in camera on the back of the ride's seats captured the footage, Paige's family member, Nicole Ormiston, uploaded it to Facebook. The video now has more than 1,000 comments. The woman's caption reads:
"Paige just got hit by an ibis while riding front seat on the DC rival hypercoaster with uncle Mitch. She had feathers on her and a beak scratch on her right shoulder. She's completely shocked, a little bruised but ok. Not sure about the bird? How can you not buy that video?"
Some were outright disgusted by the thought of a bird hitting their face. One comment read: "I would willingly unclip my seat[belt] right there and then if that happened to me." And others found the absurd circumstance very entertaining: "hahahahaha the ride is already scary and then a ibis."
Watch this other terrifying roller coaster blunder:
If you thought there was nothing worse than being sh*t on by a bird in public, next time count your blessings that you didn't get dive-bombed by one instead.