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Here We Go: Drone hits someone over crowd

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Yep!!! It's people like this that is going to ruin it for all the pilots that fly responsibly.
 
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Agreed!!!

Notice they said "Turned dangerous..." and "Sent paramedics scrambling...." although no one was hurt. Yes the operator is at fault here, but the media sure loves to turn a bee sting into a swarm of angry africanized bees attempting to murder someone.
 
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"As drones become more prevalent, there have been some high profile crashes. Just recently a drone hurt singer Enrique Iglesias at his concert."

Can someone please contact the author and let them know that Inglesias was trying to catch/hold the drone when he got his finger nipped, then he thru it into the crowd! It was Inglesias that was the Irresponsible party and the reporting it like this is irresponsible !!! WTH!
Send the author the video and make her watch it!
 
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Flying over audience is dangerous and stupid, just like that. The sort of people, only getting this technology as a christmas or birthday present, can't all be expected to know (or even care to know everything). To a lot of them it's just another latest gadget. Most folks just rip it out of the box and send it in the air, without even knowing what to check first. And now they're taking them to festivals and house parties, beach parties......

It won't be long before security officials will routinely check people for carrying drones before entering a festival or concert.
 
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"As drones become more prevalent, there have been some high profile crashes. Just recently a drone hurt singer Enrique Iglesias at his concert."

Can someone please contact the author and let them know that Inglesias was trying to catch/hold the drone when he got his finger nipped, then he thru it into the crowd! It was Inglesias that was the Irresponsible party and the reporting it like this is irresponsible !!! WTH!
Send the author the video and make her watch it!
Did you see the video clip in the article? They clearly showed that stupid Iglesias guy, grabbing in the propellors.
 
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"As drones become more prevalent, there have been some high profile crashes. Just recently a drone hurt singer Enrique Iglesias at his concert."

Can someone please contact the author and let them know that Inglesias was trying to catch/hold the drone when he got his finger nipped, then he thru it into the crowd! It was Inglesias that was the Irresponsible party and the reporting it like this is irresponsible !!! WTH!
Send the author the video and make her watch it!
He grabbed it in an "in-pure manner." :)
 
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wow this is a pretty good anti r/c hobbyist propaganda story if i ever saw one.

who is this guy? only fly in the desert and in fields? film the trees and bushes? oh gee yeah that sounds like right boys and girls?

again these aren't drones, it's a r/c quad copter! we keep calling them drones and we lost the battle before it even started.

so what makes this guy so qualified to pass judgment on everyone else what we can and can't do? that guy needs to pull his head out his *** and get with the program. if anything sounds like he doesn't like all the competition for aerial filming he has to deal with. since anyone can do it now his nitch market customers can go to the lowest bidder for a job since it's not just a 1 guy monopoly anymore.

does he own anything other then dji products? probably not because he doesn't have the brains to fly anything else that isn't already put together and programmed to work out of the box. we need some story's about REAL r/c enthusiasts who actually promote the hobby positively, not negatively like this fat *** in the desert.
 
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It is totally irresponsible and ILLEGAL in the UK to endanger people or fly closer than 150m (490ft) of or over an organised assembly / crowd of more than 1000 people. The risks are too great that something like this will happen.
That also applies in the USA but it is 1000 feet...
 
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Would you like me to quote the definition of class G airspace for you out of the FAR? Or the regulations pertaining to limitations of flight over populated airspace verses unpopulated airspace. Though the FAA at this time does not have the authority to regulate drones per the courts making this conversation rather mute.
 
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