Drone Crash At Seattle Great Wheel
A drone bumped into the Seattle Great Wheel setting of a debate for drone regulation.
Engadget reports that the drone landed on the patio of a nearby restaurant after it hit the wheel. No damage was reported to the wheel or at the restaurant. The owner of the drone has not been located yet.
According to PC World, the drone is a $1,300 DJI Phantom that punched a hole in the restaurant's table where it landed after crashing into the wheel. The restaurant was closed at the time of incident, which averted a disaster.
"Anything that comes from that height, with that kind of weight, is going to do some damage," Security Manager Wayman Earls told Kiro TV. Drones are frequently flown in Seattle, often without incidents.
Last year, a drone bumped into the Space Needle without causing injuries. However, some regulation is said to be in the offing. Reports suggest that transportation officials are working on a registry, a database that requires drone users to register before flying a done to make drone users accountable for violations.