While filming the protests at Taksim Square, Istanbul Turkey, a DJI Phantom is brought down by police. I'm surprised that he managed to keep the footage. Many people arrested at the protests report having their memory card wiped.

Yes I made that headline as sensationalistic as possible ;)

Polisin vurarak düsürdügü helipoterden görüntüler! / Footage from P... from Jenk K on Vimeo.

Polis kameralı helikoptere ateş etti / Police shot RC copter @ Taks... from Jenk K on Vimeo.

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Comment by LanMark on June 13, 2013 at 9:36am

Yikes. the only reason he probably got to keep the video is that the police didn't want to get anywhere near the protesters that the Phantom fell near.

Comment by Ottomite on June 13, 2013 at 10:56am

I would have never thought that they would have the balls to shoot down something like that. But again its the Turkish police that we are talking about they beat up people just for fun. 

Comment by Crashpilot1000 on June 13, 2013 at 10:57am

I am speachless and shocked from many aspects of that flight .....

Comment by Rory Paul on June 13, 2013 at 11:10am

So did we learn anything..... altitude is your friend...oh and staying in one place for more than a second is bad...


Comment by Brent Quigley on June 13, 2013 at 12:25pm

Eh, could've been a little more sensationalist..."maliciously gunned down" is a phrase that springs to mind...

Comment by Dwgsparky on June 13, 2013 at 3:07pm
Look at it again, low down and head on at the police line, high and clear over the protesters, not just once but several times. From the ground commanders view it was threatening, I believe that the police did that to protect there people. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did!! Dad case of pushing your luck!

Comment by Dwgsparky on June 13, 2013 at 3:08pm
Sorry Bad case of pushing your luck
Comment by Mike T on June 13, 2013 at 4:28pm

hahahhahaaha. shouldve kept moving

Comment by Crashpilot1000 on June 13, 2013 at 9:33pm

 Shooting drone over crowd = safe  .....

Comment by Andreas on June 13, 2013 at 10:06pm

I'm guessing that it was shot with rubber pellets or with a tear gas grenade. You can kind of see the streak of the projectile before it hits the Phantom.


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