Watch: Drone crashes into erupting volcano in stunning video

There’s incredible video footage captured by a drone as it flies into Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano, while it erupts.

The drone was flown by drone pilot and Youtuber Joey Helms back in May. In the stunning clip, the drone flies over the lava field, which has been erupting since March. Helm had intended to get an aerial view of the all the melting lava but things didn’t go as planned. As the drone gets closer, a piece of lava covers the shot and the video abruptly ends.

While he may not have his drone anymore, we can’t deny that is one of the most fascinating videos one will ever see.

Watch the stunning volcano video here:

When asked about it, the filmmaker admitted that flying a drone over a volcano was no easy task.

“Around the volcano you have hot gasses that emit turbulence all around it and hot rocks raining on you,” Helms is quoted as saying.

“Flying these things is tricky.”

According to the latest reports, the eruption is ongoing, with lava still flowing from some fissures. The good news is that the volcano doesn’t pose an imminent threat to people, as the surrounding location is largely uninhabited. However adventurers will continue flocking to Fagradalsfjall should it continues its mind-blowing activity.

Here are some interesting facts about the Fagradalsfjall volcano:

  • It is located approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city
  • The volcanic eruption began on 19 March 2021 in Geldingadalir to the south of Fagradalsfjall, and it is believed to be still emitting fresh lava
  • The volcano is a popular tourist attraction, reportedly due to its proximity to Reykjavík
  • The name is a compound of the Icelandic words fagur (“fair”, “beautiful”), dalur (“dale”, “valley”) and fjall (“fell”, “mountain”)
  • The 2021 lava field is to be named Fagradalshraun

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Presh JM Reporter

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