My mate Paulie and I had this great plan to document the Mentawai Islands from the air. We’ve spent about a year working on this idea, even acquired a remote controlled Octocopter that is large enough to carry one of my pro digi cameras and dragged all the gear up here into remote Indonesia. The plan has been working a treat….test flights ran perfectly and we were preparing for a low surfing shoot at HTs.
That is…until yesterday…
Mayday…Mayday…Black Hawk Down!
For some strange reason Black Hawk plummeted to it’s death in the middle of the ocean without any warning. All diagnostics showed a healthy happy chopper, then the next minute it dropped out of the sky like a lead weight.
R.I.P Black Hawk.
PS – There will be a Black Hawk II, don’t worry. Oh, the surf is pumping up here as well.