Yea, we have some really nasty trees with thorns(can't remember their name, not an arborist) that it went into and I saw it nail the trunk and kick off left. Picked it up, noticed it was gone and went looking for it. I wanted it back as a souvenir, though it could have been a different hole. There weren't any thorns in it though so I don't really know what happened, Mr. Dodge never heard of it happening before and no real truth to why. I like it and it still flies great albeit warped a little.