There was a mishap when a 70-ton Merkava tank rolled over after screwing up getting onto a transport trailer.
Thankfully, the only person on the tank was the driver, and he was not seriously injured:
An Israel Defense Forces tank flipped over on Sunday while trying to drive up onto a transport truck, the military said.
No one was injured in the incident, the IDF said.
In a video of the incident (above), the tank can be seen slowly driving onto the transport truck in the Jordan Valley. After it boards the truck, however, the tank continues traveling forward, gaining speed and flying over the side of the truck before landing upside down.
The tank’s fire suppression system was then apparently activated.
The driver of the tank, 24, was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus. He was lightly bruised, but was not found to be seriously injured. “He will remain for treatment and observation until tomorrow,” a hospital spokesperson said.
I did not expect a tank to move that way.