The Biggest (man-made) Hole In the World

The biggest hole in the world creates so much suction that is has made helicopters crash! How bizarre is that?

The airspace above the mine is now closed for helicopters because of a few incidents in which they were sucked in by the downward air flow.


This ginormous hole seems like a scene from some low-budget “End of World Movie”, where a whole town is about to be sucked into an endless abyss. However I can assure you this amazing and surreal looking picture is not something generated on a computer. What you are looking at is an enormous diamond mine in Mirna, Siberia. It measures 525 m deep and 1.25 km in diameter, making it the biggest man-made hole in the world. The suction from the hole is so powerful that helicopters flying over it have crashed. Pretty bizarre huh?

A peek inside the void!

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