You’ve probably come across photos captured on the beach near St. Bart’s Gustaf III airport before. You know, those ones where beachgoers can be seen almost touching the bottom of planes.
Have you ever wondered who the photographers are and where they sit to capture those photos? If so, you now have your answer, thanks to a 360º video that shows one photographer in particular almost get his head taken off by the landing gear of a small prop plane.
The 360º video was captured by St. Bart resident Sébastien Politano. In it, an unknown photographer can be seen crouched down on a street behind the beach, trying to get a shot of the small aircraft as it makes its signature dive towards the runway.
This time though, the dive proved to be a little too close for comfort, with the photographer almost getting taken out by one of the rear wheels of the plane. At first, it might appear as though the 360º video makes it out to be closer than it actually was, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
According to Politano, the photographer in the video exclaimed that the plane hit his hand, a sign that he might’ve been a bit too close.
We’re all for doing whatever it takes to get the shot, but be safe. None of us want to write about a photographer getting decapitated by a plane.