Australian Crashes RC Plane, Results In The Best Underwater Animal Shots

Video: GoPros are pretty good at filming underwater. They are also excellent at capturing the sad demise of remote-controlled aircraft. So it makes sense that if you crash a RC plane into the sea, you’re going to end up with some awesome footage.

The video comes courtesy of a local RC plane pilot from Exmouth in WA who, while out for a pleasant day’s remoting, got disorientated by the sun and steered his poor plane, complete with GoPro, into the sea. That’s a pretty good video in and of itself — expensive electronics crashing into the sea! — but it gets better under the surface. Because this is Australia, which is filled with incredible wildlife, there’s obviously pretty fish and turtles and stuff swimming around the downed plane.

All ends well, though — the owner recovers his (soggy) plane, the GoPro survived, and YouTube gets another fun video. [YouTube via Mashable]