File this under: Things you have never seen before and may never see again.. Then riddle us this: How does a plane crash before it even leaves the ground?

Answer: A train carrying plane hulls to Boeing’s Washington state factory derailed in Montana Thursday sending the huge bodies into a nearby river.


Clark Fork River boeing plane hulls

Nineteen cars were pushed off the tracks in Alberton on Thursday afternoon, Montana’s KRTV reported. No one was injured. Of the wrecked cars, only seven contained plane parts — all components for Boeing’s 737, 777, and 747 jets. The other cars were stocked with soybeans and denatured alcohol. Some were empty, too. source

Clark Fork River boing plane hulls
Only three of the cars slid into the Clark Fork River next to the tracks. All of the water-bound cars were transporting the Boeing bodies, so no alcohol or soy leaked into the water, officials said.

The train was heading from Missouri to Renton, Wash., where the aircraft parts would have been assembled.