The Secret Service team at the White House got a rude awakening this morning when a DJI Phantom crash-landed into a tree, which caused a lockdown of the White House complex.
A government employee, who does not work at the White House, came forward later this morning, admitting that he had been flying the drone in the area around 3AM and did not intend to fly over the White House complex. The Secret Service says it believes his story.
Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) brought drone legislation to the forefront this afternoon, stating “With the discovery of an unauthorized drone on the White House lawn, the eagle has crash-landed in Washington; there is no stronger sign that clear FAA guidelines for drones are needed.”
Great. That’s all aerial photographers need. Get ready for the next update on the FAA’s policing of drones.
[via Fox News]