Dude Who Crashed Drone Into US Open Sentenced to 5 Days Community Service
The verdict is in on the New York City science teacher who accidentally crashed his quadcopter into the stands of the US Open last month. The 26-year-old has been ordered to perform five days of community service. That’s honestly not so bad.
Flying drones can be dangerous, and crashing drones into crowded stadiums can be very dangerous. The young science teacher was flying a 3DR drone near the US Open venue so that he could get some footage of the Unisphere. But the flying robot malfunctioned and flew into the stands instead. Whoops!
“Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of this incident,” reads a press release from the Queens County district attorney’s office. “However, we cannot rely on happenstance to protect the public.”