Drone flies over the Whitehouse and crashes into a tree

So you’ve got a drone – great, here’s a tip: don’t fly it at 3am AROUND THE WHITEHOUSE!  Some goose, who turns out to be a US Government employee...

So you’ve got a drone – great, here’s a tip: don’t fly it at 3am AROUND THE WHITEHOUSE!  Some goose, who turns out to be a US Government employee has done just that and looks like he’ll be in a world of trouble.

The New York Times is reporting that this government employee – who does not work at or for the Whitehouse was flying the drone for recreational purposes in the area around the landmark building.

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He apparently lost control and the small quad copter (yep, likley a DJI Phantom) crashed into a tree.

I’m sure he was hoping for some epic video for his YouTube channel, perhaps he should think twice before getting a replacement drone – I doubt he’ll see that one again.

Read More: NY Times

Meanwhile in Australia – A QLD bloke has been fined by CASA for breaching drone flight guidelines after his YouTube videos were reported to the air safety authority.

 

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