YouTuber from Texas Accidentally Flies Drone Into World Trade Center Building in Attempt to Make His Account “Pop Off”


So this story kind of combines two of our favorite old yarns, the errant drone pilot and the would-be social media star attempting something for attention.

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Photo by Aaron Fisher

That said, we wouldn’t recommend it – as usual – and we definitely think this guy got off pretty light considering what he did.

A 22-year-old YouTuber by the name of Adam Ismail of Dallas, Texas accidentally flew a drone into one of the buildings making up the World Trade Center complex in Manhattan, the NY Daily News reports.

Specifically, Ismail ran into 7 World Trade Center, somehow getting his DJI Air 2S drone stuck between a window and the building’s exterior. Still, that’s probably something you don’t want to do, especially in that area.

Naturally, the police wanted to question Ismail about what was going on but, according to the YouTuber himself, nothing was that serious at any point though he does admit being a little worried at first.

As far as his explanation, that’s what a lot of the press in our community has fixated upon.

“I was making a personal travel video to show my followers on social media. I post on Instagram. I need to make my YouTube pop off,” he explained.

Even though everything was cool in the end, the Port Authority still issued him a citation.

Unlike some of the stories that we cover about errant drones (shutting down an airport, for example), no one was hurt in this case.

Of course, we’d love to know your thoughts on this drone pilot’s antics if you have any. You can leave them in the comments section below.

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[NY Daily News]

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