Drones are taking over everything, even light shows.
But a recent performance in China reminds us that they are, at the end of the day, sophisticated electronic devices that are prone to errors just like anything else.
And quite a big one wiped out a recent performance on June 14 in Shanghai, China.
Yet we have no idea what caused it to happen other than multiple outlets speculating that some kind of “human error” caused the event.
According to PetaPixel, the person who reported the incident, Kazhaji speculates there are injuries related to the event gone awry though nothing official is being reported as of press.
You can watch a clip of the performance here.
It’s important to keep in mind that these kinds of things are still quite rare despite the growing popularity of drones. Whether we will ever know what caused this, that remains a question for the future, but it would be enlightening to know so others could perhaps avoid a similar situation.
In case you missed it, we recently covered some of the testing regulations that are finally coming into place in the United States for recreational drone pilots. You can check that out at this link right here.
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