Grand Theft Radar: Daddy's back, you glitches!

If you've been out to Francis International Airport in Dukes, you've probably seen the taxiing 747 on the runway - which apparently just taxis in circles, condemned to never be cleared for takeoff. It's also indestructible and completely unstoppable, which makes for an interesting bug if you confuse the game by driving directly into its landing gear and doing your best to get stuck under it.

Because the 747 can't roll over you or destroy your car, your ride will start to shudder violently as it tries to force its way out. Sometimes, it'll just squeeze itself between the plane's wheels and come out the other side, unharmed. Other times, you'll be mysteriously teleported onto one of the plane's wings, like we were here:

We've also heard reports that getting stuck under the plane's wheels can make you fall through the world, landing you either in the water underneath the airport, or in a glitchy "blue hell" that'll usually teleport you somewhere else in a few seconds. We weren't able to replicate that on video, but a few other enterprising players already have.

Of all the glitches in GTA IV, this one's the easiest to replicate, and most players have probably seen it at least once. But that doesn't make it any less horrific.

To see it for yourself, just make Niko stand in any corner, like so:

Now, rotate the camera around until it's bumping up against his face:

As Niko goes through his standing-around animations, you should see OH GOD WHAT THE HELL IS THAT

Weird bug, or subtle homage to The Blair Witch Project? You decide:


And for some more Grand Theft Auto goodness, check out our GTA IV cheats page for codes and walkthroughs for all things GTA IV.

June 6, 2008


  • kittifizz - March 8, 2009 4:38 p.m.

    Anybody know the name of the song in the second video? (The swingset one.) It's pretty wicked.
  • chris2025 - April 20, 2009 5:50 p.m.

    back into the set and it wont throw you and you can go for F*C*I*G ever
  • greyhound2350 - May 27, 2009 4:30 p.m.

    why is it that you cant keep doing the most wanted list when in the police car
  • albinomonkey90 - May 28, 2009 3:17 a.m.

    yeah ive done the swing set one during a mission. Another weird glitch i found during a mission was during the first racing mission. I shot some people and got into a car with brucie. then a cop showed up, pulled me out of the car and brucie drove off without me.
  • MusesofMe - May 28, 2009 8 p.m.

    i totally did the swing on a motorbike woop... made skull go smushie lol
  • Lwa - September 6, 2009 7:56 a.m.

    How exactly do you think the Passanger one is hard? All you do is park your car next to another (passanger door up against the car) and he/she will punch you out...Retards -.-"
  • skully720 - February 20, 2009 1:05 a.m.

    i've done dat 1 before and it's still
  • Element - April 23, 2009 6:03 p.m.

    dude the swingset is soo boring but the ruck launch never gets old XD
  • pwner423 - April 26, 2009 12:48 p.m.

    were is the park?
  • SuperMegaSmileyFace - May 9, 2009 1:06 p.m.

    Lol ive had some great memories on that swingset
  • cedyhos - August 30, 2009 12:23 a.m.

    the glitch: with friends like this can be done more than one way. If u c a car with 2 people in it, (in the driver seat and the passanger seat) slam in the car the drivers side and block the driver from getting out his way. sometimes when u hit a car the people want 2 fight u, if they do, the passanger will get out, then the driver, and they will start fighting.
  • ilovehalo3 - September 14, 2008 9:18 p.m.

    ive done the one with the spinning noose truck!it was so funny cuz noboday could get 2 me lol
  • gears6180 - September 24, 2008 7:23 a.m.

    ive done all except the one where you get punched by the passenger that one is tricky 4 some reason
  • ramsey99 - September 29, 2008 9:03 a.m.

    the passsenger 1 is hard but im able 2 do the swing 1 lol funny as!
  • Mickl400 - October 11, 2008 3:14 p.m.

    Some of my reterded friends think it only works on online with other people
  • Tom1990 - October 21, 2008 12:15 p.m.

    lmao now thats fun. at least when i drive a car into it i wont need flying lessions. iwonder what will happen if i used a motor bike
  • JUAN_R - October 30, 2008 10:07 p.m.

  • CarToons - November 27, 2008 1:59 p.m.

    What to do in a GTA Free Mode: 1.Have someone drive a helicopter 2.Get as many people as you can in 3.Tell the pilot to go to the Triangle Building(Empire State Building) 4.Hold a grenade in your hand and let the chaos ensue.
  • devilflake - September 3, 2008 3:35 p.m.

    lol ive dun the swing set! My estate was transformed into a mini! the new way to pimp your ride! drive into a playground swing!
  • fffaaarrrttt - October 31, 2009 7:26 p.m.

    tried that in real life not so cool

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