Nino Niederreiter
Wild's Niederreiter flies strapped on top of plane
Nino Niederreiter

Wild's Niederreiter flies strapped on top of plane

Published Oct. 8, 2015 10:06 a.m. ET

Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter didn't ask for a window seat last month when he got on a plane to take a closer view of the Alps.

Yes, you read that correctly - on a plane.

Niederreiter strapped a chair to the outside of the Boeing Stearman biplane and received a bird's-eye view of the experience for 30 minutes at roughly 130 miles per hour.

"Scared to death," the 23-year-old Swiss star told Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "At the beginning, it's a little nerve-racking, that's for sure. You're very high. Everything seems little, that’s for sure. The view and everything is just spectacular. You see all the Alps and the beautiful lakes."

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There was no immediate word of the look on the faces of the Minnesota brass after learning of Niederreiter's experience.

(h/t Minneapolis Star Tribune)



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