Showing posts with label drones. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drones. Show all posts

Friday, November 4, 2016

[Updated] Reader report: Resident injured trying to rescue drone from 12th Street rooftop

Late this afternoon, the FDNY responded to a report of an injured person on the rooftop of the abandoned 535 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.

Here's information pieced together from a resident on the block based on witness accounts...

A woman apparently created a rope made of sheets to lower herself from No. 531-33 to retrieve her drone on the rooftop below.

The sheet rope didn't hold, and she fell to the adjacent roof. One person on the scene said that she was unconscious but OK.

Another reader shared this photo ... showing a police officer holding the drone...

Updated 11/5

Gothamist has more details on the incident.

Last night, our correspondent first identified the victim as a man... an NYPD sergeant at the scene last night said the person was a woman. This morning, however, an NYPD spokesperson said that the person is a man.

The man, who is in his 50s, was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Per Gothamist:

Due to the complexity of the fall, the FDNY and NYPD's ESU had to perform a high-angle rescue utilizing an FDNY tower ladder. The building where the victim fell, 535 East 12th, is an abandoned building and access was limited due to security measures taken to secure that building from squatters.

The drone, a Yuneec Typhoon Hexacopter, costs nearly $1,000, per Gothamist.

Updated 11/6

The Post reports today that the victim, identified as Cris Piedrahita, 55, remains in critical condition.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Relive the July 4 fireworks with this East Village drone footage

In case you missed the fireworks last night… or want to relive them… here's some drone footage… it doesn't have any sound, so you may want to pick whatever you think might make some good accompaniment …

Updated 7-6

Here is more East Village drone footage from another source… this video has some musical accompaniment …

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Another drone landing today in Tompkins Square Park

Felton Davis reports that the MQ-9 Reaper was a big hit in Tompkins Square yesterday, and will be "landing" again today at noon.

There were also leaflets titled "Stop the Madness of Drone Warfare," which include a survivor's account of a drone attack on a wedding party in Yemen last December.

Felton also notes that the Hellfire missiles were pointed AWAY from the church of Saint Brigid-Saint Emeric.

Photos by Shane Knight