Here's a Maruti Baleno which flew off the road to land on someone's roof. However, all of it wasn't done deliberately but was a mishap that took place in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Landing is associated with the means of transport that uses air as a medium to travel the distances. However, cars are a terrestrial mode of transport and travel on roads. But hey, who said cars cannot fly. Here’s an accident where a Maruti Baleno flew off the road to land on someone's roof. This accident took place a couple of years ago in Sarkaghat, Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. The car belongs to Mr. Bansilal Rana, who’s a retired army man. Interestingly, he had a learner's driving license in his possession at the time of this accident.
Maruti Baleno jumped off the road barrier to fly over the gap between the road and the roof.
The mishap took place while he was navigating the turn and lost his control on the car. The speeding Baleno then went over the raised-off barriers, which worked as a ramp to get it airborne. In this course of the short flight, the Baleno jumped over a gap of 20 feet to land on a house’s roof. At the time of this accident, there were a total of 3 occupants in the Baleno and all of them walked out of it without any injury.
We believe it was the light-weight character of the Baleno that enabled it have a small flight and then, worked in everyone’s favour. Also, if the ill-fated vehicle was much heavier, there were chances that the roof of the house would’ve suffered damages as well. However, the sub-800 kg kerb weight of Baleno did not let that happen.
The small construction on the roof stopped the Baleno from falling off the roof.
Since the distance between the road and the house was just 200 feet, getting this Baleno back on the road was not tough either. The locals gathered and started the rescue operation of the flying Baleno. They placed 4 I-section girders between the road and the house's roof and deck panels over the girders. This way a makeshift bridge/path was made for the Baleno to roll back on the road.
Makeshift pathway in the process of completion to roll the Baleno back on the road.
The accident took place back in 2018. It was the base-sped Delta variant of the pre-facelift version of the car. It was propelled by a 1.2L K-Series petrol motor. The 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine develops 83 PS of peak power and 113 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties on this variant were performed by a 5-speed AT.