Category Archives: Wrecks/Fails/Close Calls

Army Helicopters Hit By Drone Over Staten island according to Officials

The FBI is investigating after a drone hit a pair of Army helicopters over Staten Island earlier this week.

Army officials said that two Blackhawk helicopters, with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, were damaged after coming in contact with the drone about 500 feet above Midland Beach just after dark on Thursday.

The impact dented one helicopter, cracked a window and damaged its rotor blades. It was enough damage, Army officials said, that the helicopters had to land in nearby Linden, New Jersey.

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Drone falls from the sky at Palms Place pool, injures woman. Las Vegas, Nevada

A young woman was hospitalized after being hit by a drone at a hotel pool near the Las Vegas Strip.

Kristen Rebollo was lounging at Palms Place and saw the moment the drone fell from the sky, striking the woman.

“Something just hit her in the leg and we looked over and she just started screaming,” Rebollo said.

She says her fellow guest had a deep cut in her upper thigh.  Meanwhile, Rebollo says the drone battery burst into flames, burning a hole through a pool chair.

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Drone runs out of battery and crashes in Karnataka’s Udupi district, India, injuring two men.

“The private agency was hired to capture shots of the Vittala Pindi, where Lord Krishna’s childhood was being enacted. The drone ran out of battery and fell on the two people.”

Two devotees In Karnataka’s Udupi district were injured on Friday after the drone fell on them. One of the persons sustained grievous injuries on his face and neck while the other sustained minor injuries.

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Farmer arrested after home-made drone forces high-speed train to make emergency stop

The incident in Luan county, Hebei province, China posed a serious threat to the safety of passengers on board the train, according to the Beijing Railway Police Bureau.

The authorities did not say how close the radio-controlled plane had been to the train. It was also unclear when the incident had happened.

The suspect was a farmer from a nearby village in Qinglong mountain, according to the report.

The man, who has not been named. built the aircraft at home and took it out for a test flight.

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