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As the helo hit the surface of the lake I took a sequence of 4 pictures (this one being the first). The NH90 broke up in myriad pieces and ditched causing the death of Capt. Filippo Fornassi. Miraculously 2 other POB and people on the paddle boat survived. When I uploaded the full sequence to my blog some 25.000 visitors watched the dramatic pictures in a few hours but I couldn't be happy....


Canon EOS D10

Sigma 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 EX OS

Comments (7)
Posted by Davi P. Ribeiro on August 19, 2008

Sad view but a great shot. R.I.P captain.

Posted by Allen Azevedo on August 17, 2008

Look at those people on the boat, they watched the action right in front of their eyes, but at the same time they were so lucky.. Unique catch. Gz, David.

Posted by Saeed Ezadi on August 17, 2008

Really rare and professional shot...Sorry for the pilot.

Posted by JulianMönch on August 16, 2008

A tragic shot, but good work catching it!

Posted by Burmarrad on August 16, 2008

May he rest in peace

Posted by Daryl Chapman - The Hong Kong Spotters on August 15, 2008

Very sad shot but great work catching it!

Posted by Roger Cannegieter on August 15, 2008

A rare photo and one you prefer not to take or see with the sad news. May the captain rest in piece and my condolences to his family. Roger C.

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