Drones worth $100K plunge into river at Perth light show
A Christmas-themed drone light show organized Sunday night to “wow the people” of Perth, Australia, left onlookers suitably stunned as drones kept tumbling out of the sky and into the river below throughout the performance. “I did cry a little bit last night. I am trying not to think about it… but it was an expensive show for us,” the boss of the company behind the show said after the unprecedented fail.
Almost 50 drones, worth about $2,000 each, descended into Perth’s Swan River during a 10-minute performance arranged by Australian firm Drone Sky Show. Thankfully, nobody was reported hurt in the incident because Civil Aviation Safety Authority safety protocols were observed, and the organizers had set up a 120-meter-wide exclusion zone between the drones and the spectators.
Joshua Van Ross, managing director of Drone Sky Show, told a local media outlet that one in every 10 drones in the 500-strong light show malfunctioned. And that’s something he…