Ivan Krasouski had been out flying his paratrike (basically a type of microlight) over some countryside not far from Minsk when a strap snapped and he span out of control.
The 36-year-old crashed into woodland and a sharp branch impaled his shoulder as he made his landing.
Rescuers arrived, telling Krasouski that he would bleed to death if they removed the piece of wood. So instead, they cut him free from the wreckage and carted him off to hospital with the branch still in place. Via ladbible