This is a spotting topic…
with a sad twist
July 1, 2020
In the late afternoon, I was having dinner, as I heard a seaplane fly low above my house. I don’t think much of it. 5 minutes later, it happens again.
I assume it will happen a 3rd time, so I get ready to spot it.
There was a nice sunset light, so I decide to practice plane spotting with videos.
It flies circles around me, as I enjoy filming it. It circles for 20ish minutes, then goes away.
I am happy that I was able to capture it with such a nice light, but suddenly, bad news.
This very aircraft was circling, unable to land on the nearby water, and ended up crashing a few minutes after I spotted it.
Just about 5 minutes after I see it, I read an article about a seaplane crashing near me.
I look at the registration, and there it is!
Here are the pictures of it’s last flight before the crash.
Some may not believe me, but I assure you it is true. You can check the exif data on the picture. It is taken in the evening of July 1, 5 minutes before the crash.
Here is the article:
and my photos:
I know these pictures are not up to my usual standard, but keep in mind that these are screenshots from videos.
This is for the story, not for the photos.
It feels strange that I was spotting the aircraft, being completely fine until it crashed just minutes later. Have you ever had a similar experience?
Have a nice day.
Wear a mask