Photo: Costa Concordia shipwreck as seen from a Typhoon fighter jet

The Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground aground on rocks off the Isola del Giglio Island, Italy, has been photographed from almost every angle: on the Internet you can find pictures showing the luxury cruise ship as it lies half-submerged on its side, taken by scuba divers, by the crew members of the helicopters involved in the rescue operations, as well as by satellites.

However, the image below, is the first one taken by a fast jet, I’ve seen online so far.

It was taken by Raffaele Beltrame from a Eurofighter Typhoon (the one in the picture is the combat plane’s canard).

Image: courtesy of Raffaele Beltrame

About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.