Malfunction Turns Drone Light Show Aquatic
Friday night’s friendly soccer game of the Matildas, Australia’s women’s team, saw an unexpected aquatic show at the Docklands. More than a hundred drones, intended to light up the sky with messages of support, malfunctioned and took a nosedive into the Yarra River instead. This technological hiccup happened ahead of the team’s warm-up match against France, just before the commencement of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Victorian government had earlier issued a media release, highlighting that 500 drones were set to illuminate the sky for a solid ten minutes. However, the plan went awry, turning the supposed spectacle into a premature light show as drones plummeted into the river, captured by numerous onlookers on social media. Despite the malfunction, no injuries were reported, and water Police were present at the scene.
The show was put together by the Australian Traffic Network, an entity well-versed in…