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Dutch asparagus drone crashes

14 April 2015 by
Dutch asparagus drone crashes

A publicity stunt by a Dutch restaurateur went wrong last week when the drone he used to transport the first asparagus of the season crashed en route to his Michelin-starred restaurant.

Every year, Ronald Peijenburg, owner of De Zwaan in Noord-Brabant finds an unusual way to transport asparagus to his restaurant.

In the past, he has used a hot air balloon, a helicopter and a Formula 1 racing car, according to

This year he opted for a drone, but it crashed in a ball of flames after a second take-off to change the battery.

Despite the crash, asparagus is still on the menu at the restaurant.

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