Man will not face charges after drone crashes into Fla. high-rise condo

Man will not face charges after drone crashes into Fla. high-rise condo
Man will not face charges after drone crashes into Fla. high-rise condo (WBBH/CNN)

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (WFLA) – An Ohio man will not face charges after his drone crashed into a Cape Marco community last month.

A camera on the drone captured the entire incident. The video shows the drone along the water line and can be seen coasting towards the building, crashing into a patio sliding glass door and tumbling to the ground.

The owners of the condo where the drone landed, fearing they were being spied upon, were very upset by the incident, according to a police report obtained by WBBH. Officials, however, did not find any evidence to support that fear.

The pilot, who had the drone registered, said the drone lost signal. When that happens, the drone is programmed to “return home,” but it didn’t know there was a building in its way.

The pilot of the drone reportedly left a note at the building afterward, which read, “Sorry about this. We are embarrassed it happened,” the NBC station reported.

A crash report was filed with the FAA, but police did not find any illegal activity in connection with the April incident.

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