Wing delivery drone lands on lines, cutting power in Aussie town
A precautionary landing of a Wing delivery drone caused electricity to be cut to around 2,000 homes in an Australian town Thursday after the craft accidentally came to rest on power lines. The good news, according to one report, was utility workers arrived to find the food order payload still nice and hot.
The incident took place in the Queensland town of Browns Plains, a suburb of Logan that Wing last year hailed as the “the drone delivery capital of the world.” The company bestowed the title after the area surpassed the 100,000th aerial delivery mark last October. It was perhaps only logical, therefore, that if the company were to experience an operational hiccup somewhere within its booming Australian activity, it would be in or around Logan.
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That nagging probability became reality Thursday afternoon when around 2,000 Browns Plains households lost power after a Wing…