The crisis at the White House, after the finding of an undetified drone inside its perimeters has been over nothing. It seems that the drone had landed there unintentionally, after its operator had lost control of it.
The drone which alarmed the White House, a few days ago, had gotten there by mistake.
The owner of the $500 drone, a young man, was playing with it in his living room, late in the night, past 3 a.m. At one point he thought it was a good idea to open the window and handle the device outside, said one of his friends.
The man was standing in his living room ,and with the help of the remote he was flying the quadcopter in and out, trough the window of his apartment. Apparently, earlier in the evening, he had a dinner with some friends, where he had been drinking, but he didn’t get drunk. At one point, while guiding the drone outside, at a distance of about 100 feet from the building, he seems to have lost contact with the drone, according to his friend. He tried to bring it back with the remote control, but the device didn’t respond. Suddenly, the drone shot up in the sky, boosting at few hundred feet, high in the night sky and then blasted off, east, at high speed. The drone seemed to have lost control, and was not responding to any of the remote’s requests.
After the disappearance of the drone, the man, called his friend from whom he had borrowed the device, and announced him that it had vanished. Both of them acknowledged that there was nothing to be done and went to sleep, explained the friend of the man.
None of them could have imagined the place their drone was going to end up.
The two young men, refused to reveal their identities, due to the legal problems involved in the matter.
Next morning, the young man who flew the drone, called his friend and announced him that the drone had landed at the White House, and both watched the Secret Service officers alarmed about a potential threat at the White House.
The man who told the story, recognized that it was wrong to have flown the drone outside the apartment, especially that the law of the District of Columbia, prohibits it. He added that the device owned 90% of the blame, as it was a DJI Phantom, which reportedly has a background of losing touch with its operator.
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