Rescue Chopper Failed to Land Due to Swarm of Bats

Occurred on January 23, 2020 / Ingham, Queensland, Australia

Info from Licensor: "There is a flying fox plague in the town of Ingham, North Queensland, that has impacted on the health and well-being of the residents over the last 9 years. The bat roost is situated in the middle of the town, affecting businesses, schools, the hospital, and recreational activities. On this particular day, a rescue helicopter attempted to land at the helipad at the hospital, to evacuate a gravely ill patient. Because of the bats, the chopper was unable to land safely and was forced to land at another location, a distance from the hospital. I took this video from my workplace, next to the roost."