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    Crashing Drone Narrowly Misses Man Near Grand Central Terminal

    http://gothamist.com/2013/10/02/cras...sses_man_n.php

    One of these days some pedestrian is going to get clobbered by these things and the police will crack down on their usage. At least no one has been stupid enough to fly these things near an airport in order to get some great aerial footage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alberchico View Post
    At least no one has been stupid enough to fly these things near an airport
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2811271.html
    The pilot said the aircraft was roughly 3 miles southeast of the airport runway and was flying at an altitude of about 1,750 feet.
    The FBI said the unmanned aircraft was described as black with four propellers and no more than 3 feet wide. It came within 200 feet of the Alitalia plane, the FBI said.
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    Update: Looks like they nabbed the guy who owned it:

    http://gothamist.com/2013/10/18/nypd...gedly_flyi.php

    If you are going to fly RC aircraft over a crowded street to get video footage this would be much safer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp_lR-O8jWc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q8K-ijyAsk
    Last edited by alberchico; 10-19-2013 at 12:25 AM.
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