The shadow of a plane flying backward over the French Open Monday understandably caught the attention of spectators, and we think you'll see why.
— Zeb Goodman (@ZebG1996) June 1, 2015
Had aviation invented a reverse gear for jets in flight? Will airlines finally be able to parallel park in the clouds? Sadly, no. As is the case with most (but not all!) freak occurrences, the prospect of a plane flying backwards proved too good to be true.
But we much prefer this explanation:
@ZebG1996 A new French invention allows plane to fly backwards. They save gas by not having to turn around !
— Donald E. Gallup (@degallup) June 1, 2015
H/T Bleacher Report