Helicopter pilot's nosedive stunt causes panic at music festival
A helicopter pilot was taken to a police station for questioning after he caused a panic at the Retropop music festival on Saturday night with a nose diving stunt. The organizers of the festival called the stunt an "individual and rash action", RTL Nieuws reports.
Festival attendees were watching a performance by Di-rect and Lucas Hamming when the low flying helicopter suddenly started a nose dive right above their heads. The pilot pulled up before reaching the ground and people below, and no one was injured. But many did get quite a fright.
The pilot was detained later that night and taken to a police station for questioning. The police are investigating.
Some festival attendees speculated that the helicopter was the police helicopter, due to similarities in appearance. But the police denied this on Twitter.
Deze helikopterpiloot maakte een duikvlucht boven het festival. Volgens berichten momenteel door politie verhoord. #retropop pic.twitter.com/8zihQzRysB— ralph (@ralphtweet) June 10, 2017
#helicopter#Retropop pic.twitter.com/5DvadssvoU— Margret🍊🍊🍊 (@MargretAnnaE) June 11, 2017
De politie Luchtvaart van @PolitieLE heeft het voorval met #helikopter tijdens #retropop in #Emmen in onderzoek.— Politie Drenthe (@POL_Drenthe) June 11, 2017