Bees Attack Quadcopter In Florida | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.19.14 **
** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **
** Airborne 09.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.15.14 **

Mon, Jan 28, 2013

Bees Attack Quadcopter In Florida

Camera On Board The Aircraft Caught The Action

The television producer operating the quadcopter in West Palm Beach, FL, said it looked a little bit like a scene from Star Wars. While flying a small drone to get overhead images of a mall being demolished, the aircraft was beset by a swarm of bees.

The bees apparently didn't like the small aircraft taking pictures any more than an ardent member of the ACLU. Not only did they attack the aircraft, but they went after the operator, identified as WPEC-TVs Operations Manager Carl Pugliese. CNN reports that Pugliese said he was on the ground swatting at the bees when he looked back at his iPhone to see them attacking the drone.

As he went to land the aircraft, the bees followed, and chased Pugliese and his photographer Chad Ellington back to their vehicle, but some of them got in to the car and Pugliese had to open the door to let them escape. Both were reportedly stung several times, and Pugliese was forced to land the drone from inside the car. He said several of the bees were hit by the quadcopter's props, which created quite a clean-up project when the episode was over.

FMI: Watch The Video

Advertisement

More News

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.21.14)

"The RCAF took the initiative to remove these functional, perfectly good parts and use them effectively. It was a sound decision, helping to ensure the long-term viability of the a>[...]

Enhanced F-35 Logistics Systems Delivered To Flight Test Locations

Integrates Preventative Maintenance, Flight Scheduling, And Mission Planning The 'next evolution' of the F-35 Lightning II's information technology backbone called the Autonomic Lo>[...]

Airbus Forecasts Strong Demand For Air Travel In The Middle East

Delivers First A380 To Qatar Airways Saying Airplane Is 'Ideal' For The Region Airbus has delivered Qatar Airways' first A380, and has used the occasion to tout the airplane as pla>[...]

NBAA Names 2014 Humanitarian Award Recipients

International Jet Aviation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, To Be Honored In Orlando The NBAA is pleased to announce that International Jet Aviation Services of Centennial, CO and the Make>[...]

NASA Seeks America's 'Best And Brightest' For Research Fellowships

Applications Period Open For Space Technology Grants NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. The research g>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC