Another day, another person getting whacked in the head by a drone

May 13, 2016

John Aldred

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.

Another day, another person getting whacked in the head by a drone

May 13, 2016

John Aldred

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.

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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHf6C8EMyIg

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.

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This was no little Phantom, either, but a great big DJI Inspire 1, which is significantly larger, and heavier than its sibling.

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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.

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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.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

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.

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13 responses to “Another day, another person getting whacked in the head by a drone”

  1. Sergey Dzuba Avatar
    Sergey Dzuba

    She is so lucky, but the pilot of drone is real idiot.

    1. Prl105 Avatar
      Prl105

      Also, the model was very lucky to still have her eyes.
      These things really do need to have some legislation IMO.

  2. Stewart Norton Avatar
    Stewart Norton

    David Martin !

  3. Alexander Klarmann Avatar
    Alexander Klarmann

    Daniel Aron Demarez davon hatten wirs doch erst wieder

  4. Ray Deakin Avatar
    Ray Deakin

    Mitchell Deakin

  5. Renato Murakami Avatar
    Renato Murakami

    No, it wasn’t “mother nature’s fault”. You either have a drone malfunction, or the pilot didn’t account for the wind, flying the drone too close to the model, which makes it the pilot’s fault.
    Luckly, the injury wasn’t serious. And luckly for the pilot/photographer, the model seemed to be ok with it. Because it could have gotten pretty ugly for him, and I guarantee no judge would accept some stupid excuse like “it was mother nature’s fault”. The moment you put a drone in the sky, it’s your responsibility to fly it safely. And plenty of good pilots are getting a bad rep because of people who don’t think before flying drones in a hazardous manner.

  6. Amanda Rain Avatar
    Amanda Rain

    can’t wait to see the first court cases starting to emerge , for trauma and injury ..

  7. Fritz Bil Avatar
    Fritz Bil

    Why don’t these propellers have rings around them to give any protection when is hits something?

    1. TheInconvenientRuth Avatar
      TheInconvenientRuth

      Exactly. This should be mandatory to protect humans and animals in case of a mishap.

  8. Leslie Hoerwinkle Avatar
    Leslie Hoerwinkle

    This is why I dislike soccer.

  9. Frieda Miller Avatar
    Frieda Miller

    hey

  10. Steve Chilton Avatar
    Steve Chilton

    How can than not be pilot error?..it’s clearly nose down & accelerating..just another cashed up idiot thinking he’s a pilot.

  11. Emilio Avatar
    Emilio

    How the hell do you blame that on Mother Nature people are stupid to look at that and see the Drone accelerate forward into the girl’s face?!?!?!??! Tmz messed this one up