WATCH: Terrifying Video Shows Photographer Nearly Hit By Approaching Plane
Image via YouTube
You know you are far too close to an approaching airplane if you have to duck.
That’s one of the many things you can glean from this week’s most insane video. The other is that you should never replicate what the following photographer does as he very nearly gets hit in the head by a flying airplane on approach at St Barts’ Gustaf III Airport.
Thanks to Caters TV, we all get a rare vantage with a 360-degree video of the incident, which features a man taking a photograph with seemingly no regard for his own life.
Or, at the very least, he has no regard for that nice little noggin atop his head.
It seems near impossible that the plane even misses him. But then you notice that perhaps the unnamed photog was just to the side of the landing gear, which may just have saved this moment from being something truly tragic.
Thankfully, it’s a moment of pure bizarre opportunity that has garnered over 360,000 views as of this writing.
While dangerous, it makes sense that there would be intrigued parties snapping off images at Saint Barthélemy’s Airport.
This particular location is renowned for having an extremely short approach, which lends itself to captivating landings.
Scour YouTube and you can see what we mean:
From the other vantage, you get a sense for the skill it takes to soar down that hill and not clip any part of the adjoining road.
Metro caught up with Sebastien Politano who was in the area when the first video was filmed. He offered this anecdote of the photograher in question: “He just said, ‘It hit my hand, it hit my hand.’ At this time I think he doesn’t realize that he is a lucky man.”
Please let this be a lesson for all of us to never replicate what is an extremely dangerous practice.
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