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 www.dutchnews.nl.
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.