Caught on camera: A pilot struggles to regain control of his Tu-154 aircraft and succeeds.
The video footage, shot by a plane-spotter at an airport in the Moscow region, shows a Tupolev Tu-154 airplane going out of control shortly after takeoff.
No passengers were onboard the Ministry of Defense plane at the time.
The film released on the Internet has bloggers praising the skill of the pilot as he manages to regain control and land safely.
Aviation authorities are investigating the incident.
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