Drone crashes into crowd at Great Bull Run-

(Sorry embeded video didn't work but here is the link)

http://wtvr.com/2013/08/24/watch-drone-crashes-into-crowd-at-great-...

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Comment by Crashpilot1000 on August 25, 2013 at 6:18pm

Thats just the start. There will be many more accidents in the future. Just a matter of statistics. When you have such a thing sticking in your head you will know you have the 0.00000000001% probability at 100%.

Comment by Max on August 25, 2013 at 7:08pm

Ahh its all good, the pilot had insurance .... ;)


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Comment by Sgt Ric on August 25, 2013 at 7:49pm
Looks like a professional system.
Comment by Andy Horka on August 25, 2013 at 8:02pm

Our SFOC system in Canada is very, very strict about flying over crowds and now we know why. And since all commercial aerial filming is 100% illegal in the USA and there not insurable, someone is going to have to deal with a pretty large lawsuit in case one of the spectators decides to sue.


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Comment by Jason Short on August 25, 2013 at 10:33pm

Honestly, there are no professional systems yet. Just expensive hobby systems. Anyone who flies over crowds with a copter larger than a parrot drone is just asking for trouble. 


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 25, 2013 at 10:44pm

The Trappy case is going to underline what is and is not legal over there. It also looks more and more likely that the NPRM process will start later this year so small stuff might finally have a target to aim at. DHS will not evaluate platforms with less than 1000 hours of time any system used by folks after the rule change will no doubt have to have jumped through hoops somewhere.

Comment by Oliver on August 25, 2013 at 11:34pm

The operator of this "drone" is a d*****bag.  But IMHO so is anyone else, including spectators, who had anything to do with this degenerate imported third-world event, so no tears shed here.

Comment by Letterman on August 26, 2013 at 12:08am

All the King's horses and all the King's men

All of Chris' inventions and good intentions

Couldn't put Humpty together again

Comment by Erman Ozen on August 26, 2013 at 1:01am
The operator obviously has the money but not the brains. I see more accidents due to the operator of RC aircraft than I do hardware failure. Just go to YouTube and type "calibrate" or "don't idle dji naza indoors with props because no GPS lock will send it bouncing off the walls"

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 26, 2013 at 2:06am

+1 Erman factory approved training is a look ready big business in Europe. Others hoping to cash in should start examining that. 

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