Photo: The Seattle Space Needle. (Photo via Flickr/JWolff-STL)
Last month, as technicians prepared for Seattle’s annual New Year's Eve fireworks display, a drone crashed into the area above the observation deck of the city’s iconic Space Needle.
According to KOMONews.com, there were no injuries reported from the incident and the Space Needle sustained no damage from the incident, but the drone suffered heavy damage and was confiscated by officials at the Seattle attraction.
Space Needle CEO Ron Sevart said this is the third drone recovered on the property.
Following the drone crash, the incident was reported to the Federal Aviation Administration and the video of the incident was turned over to the Seattle Police Department and the City Attorney.
The full video of the crash was posted on YouTube by GeekWire:
Investigators are looking for the pilot of the drone, but it remains unclear if they will face charges in connection with the incident.
Witnesses on the Space Needle’s observation deck at the time of the crash said they couldn’t believe how close the remote-controlled aircraft came to them. After it crashed, witnesses claim pieces of the craft fell near them, including the drone’s propeller.