Drone accident on Netflix set leaves actor with severe facial injuries
Leading Taiwanese actor Kai Ko has been seriously injured after being struck by a camera drone on the set of a new Netflix series. The actor’s manager reports that the accident has led to the star requiring some 20 to 30 stitches on his face.
The incident took place on December 27 but came to light only this week via Taiwan’s local United Daily News. It is reported that the accident happened while the drone was filming a close-up shot of Ko on the set of Agent From Above, which is said to be the most expensive Taiwanese production to date.
The drone reportedly failed and exploded in front of the actor, sending out shards everywhere. A propeller blade from the drone is then said to have sliced Ko’s face close to the cheekbone, resulting in severe injuries. The actor was apparently “drenched in blood” when he was rushed to the hospital. His manager confirmed to the Taiwanese publication that Ko had suffered “serious disfigurement” and was…