Man crashes new drone into erupting Iceland volcano - video

Joey Helms, a YouTuber and drone operator, said hot gasses around the lava fountain caused turbulence

This is the moment when a man's new drone went down in a blaze of glory.

Fagradalsfjall volcano in south-western Iceland, has been offering some mesmerising visuals since erupting in February and has been spewing fountains of lava ever since.

But capturing close-up footage is not as simple as it seems as Youtuber and drone pilot Joey Helms found out.

"Around the volcano you have hot gasses that emit turbulence all around it and hot rocks raining on you," Mr Helms says. "Flying these things is tricky."

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Published: June 1, 2021 01:40 PM


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