Fly like an eagle, sink like a stone

Last updated 12:00 05/02/2013
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The Ford Raptor jumps with ease - but lands hard.

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The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is a very capable truck right out of the box, but "capable" has never translated into "invincible."

Just ask the owner of the machine in this video. In it, the driver gets frisky with an aggressive jump with plenty of speed on his hands. The result is enough air to make Vaughn Gittin Jr. blush. As always, it's not the launch that's painful, but the re-entry. Gravity eventually asserts its dominance over the $43,630 pickup in a big way, and when it comes crashing down, it does so with a vengeance.

The impact was hard enough to set off both the alarm and multiple airbags inside the cabin. It's unclear if anyone was injured in the stunt, but we certainly wouldn't be surprised to hear that was the case. You can check out the stunt in the video below, and remember, when in doubt, back out of the throttle. 

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