Impressive bird’s-eye view of the Turkish protest in Taksim square recorded by a drone

On June 11. 2013, Turkish Police fired bullets at a radiocontrolled flying camera helicopter during the protests in Taksim square, Istanbul.

Turkish protest drone

The drone was recording the stunning video you can see in this video before being hit.

According to the author, both the camera and the helicopter were destroyed after the rc aircraft crashed into the ground.

H/T to Matt Fanning for the heads-up

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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.