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Holy S***': Watching What This Pilot Does in the Idaho Backcountry Might Cause Your Heart to Race

"Anywhere can be a landing strip if you're a bush pilot."

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Can you spot the landing strip in the image below?

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In a video posted by Vimeo user Leigh, a pilot can be seen making a very tight landing on a 900-foot landing strip in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in the Idaho backcountry — at more than a 5,000-foot elevation.

The video gets a little tense, as the pilot has virtually no margin for error landing amid the tall trees.

The video was gaining widespread attention online Saturday, with commenters on Reddit expressing disbelief at the landing.

"F***y f*** I knew there were wilderness landing strips in Frank Church, but j****," one wrote. "You would hope they don't stay there too long or those trees are gonna grow 1 inch higher and they won't be able to take off."

Another commenter asked, "Holy s***, is that like, actually some sort of forest airstrip? [O]r did they just land in the middle of the actual forest?"

Another Reddit user responded, "Anywhere can be a landing strip if you're a bush pilot."

Watch the tight landing below:

Reddit users identified the plane in the video as a Cessna 185 that had been modified for short take-offs and landings.

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