Measuring 45-feet long, this massive paper airplane “flew for all of six seconds after it was released by a helicopter (the pilot of which “gave the order to cut the plane loose from the cable when it began to pull the chopper itself in a strong gust,” according to museum officials).” Continue reading for a video of the first launch.

The ending of the video released by the museum suggests the flight ended in a pretty gnarly spiral of a nose-dive.

[via Dvice]