Another day, another person getting whacked in the head by a drone
It’s getting to become a pretty common occurrence lately. Somebody flies a drone, somebody else gets hit in the head by it. Well, when they’re not being speared out of the sky.
This time, however, it is believed that it wasn’t pilot error or a drone malfunction, but simply mother nature doing her thing as the drone collided with the face of aspiring model Jess Adams.
While Jess may believe that the accident was mother nature’s fault, she’s extremely lucky that she didn’t suffer more damage than a few scrapes and bruises.
This video comparing the DJI Phantom 3 to the DJI Inspire 1, however, shows that it seems to be able to handle wind pretty well.
After news of a toddler’s eyeball being sliced in half by a drone last year spread around the world like wildfire, one would think people would take more care when positioning their drones near the heads of other people, even if the weather might’ve been the one at fault in this instance, but apparently not.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.