DJI Phantom collides with Sydney Bridge, captures interesting footage

November 26, 2013 10:11 | By | Add a Comment

Edward Prescott flew his quadcopter around Sydney Bridge last month when apparently his camera mounting failed and the drone crashed into the bridge when it tried to get home via GPS auto-return. Landing on railway tracks it prompted a train to stop and its driver to pick it up.

The onboard GoPro recorded everything, including the curious faces of the railway staff.

Interestingly, Prescott got his drone back pretty quickly from NSW Police. These days you’d expect jailtime for “accidental terrorism” or something. That said: Flying in densely populated areas is not a smart idea. Especially not if your experience is limited to flying a DJI Phantom out of the box.

Check out the video of this luckily-harmless accident after the break.

 

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