Photographer almost gets beheaded while taking a photo of an incoming airplane

Apr 11, 2016

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Photographer almost gets beheaded while taking a photo of an incoming airplane

Apr 11, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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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.

YouTube video

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.

[via PetaPixel]

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Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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