A 'flying shark?' This was what left the pilot shocked.
Cruising at an altitude of over 7,000 ft over Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand, the pilot spotted a flying object resembling of a shark.
Fortunately, it was just an inflatable toy. This was first reported by Metro UK.
Glen Kenny, president of the New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association told the British daily that the inflatable shark would cause a bit of damage to the engines of the plane but the biggest hazard was astounding the pilot.
This adds on to the latest string of many unusual flying shark sightings across New Zealand as the remote-controlled inflatable toy is a popular Christmas gift.
The New Zealand police has received numerous reports of these inflatable toys spotted in the skies of Auckland and Riverton in Southland.
The toy which is about 1.44 metres long, comes with a remote-control where users can help steer the body of the shark from as far as 15m away. This makes it an ideal toy for pranksters.