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6 hurt as drone crashes into crowd in Gifu park

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Sue! Sue!

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Wow so expected, as usual. Those things are only slightly different from cars. Extreme caution has to be taken in consideration when operating drones.

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I'm surprised he got permission. Or, maybe he did, but did not fly according to the filed plans. He was flying within only 3 or 4 meters of the crowd and carrying things - both of which are prohibited.

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Not a small Drone, better care should have been taken.

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Sue! Sue!

He was scattering sweets for children, well-meant activity.

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He was scattering sweets for children, well-meant activity.

Carrying things with a drone is expressly forbidden. I wonder if he included plans to do that in his application to the Transport Ministry.

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Next is flying cars, already a reality. Then next is self flying cars...

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Flying cars are not a reality yet, most designs are still single passengers only.

Would love to see a design that caters for families plus luggage would need to be big.

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The Aeromobil 3.0 is a 4 seater.

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Thx, still quiet a wing span, limited use.

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Saying most designs can't compete with current designs/sizes.

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Rakuten is going to use drones for package deliveries according to another article where I said that this technology is not ready for mass consumption as they have nowhere to land in congested Japan. This is a good example of the dangers of drone flying over humans.

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iMHO, just not thought like shared airspace, etc.

Like with delivery robots on sidewalks,etc. Bad idea as online orders are increasing.

Think Daleks doing deliveries.

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I suspect he got the permission to operate a loaded drone over a city park full of people (expressly forbidden by law) because the event was organized by a local tourism association i.e. money flowed in several directions.

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According to the organizer, the man said he had acquired the transport ministry's permit to operate a drone at the event.

Who could possibly have known such a thing could happen?

Yeah right. Sue the transport ministry for negligence. Let's nip this in the bud.

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Time to rethink permission for such things until there are certain qualifications for pilots and/or drones are more reliable in general.

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Only scratches for the "victims"...relax.

Follow the rules. Yes.

But it is not said nowhere in the article that this activity was forbidden by any authority.

I am sure thousands of such use of a drone are done on a regular basis by some new companies providing drone services.

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This is a good example of the dangers of drone flying over humans.

That says it all and it's only a matter of time before it happens again.

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So a drone scratched someone's shoulder and it made it to the national news?

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This somehow reminds me of the classic sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati: the episode in which someone thought it would be a good idea to throw thanksgiving turkey from a helicopter.

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The Aeromobil 3.0 is a 4 seater.

Then why not mass produce it?

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Can you see it approaching, taxing etc on a narrow street plus parking in a narrow bay.

All fun ideas till reality calls,

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What was the cause of the crash? If it was overloading then the operator is at fault. If it was a random crash the drone designer is at fault and needs to incorporate a safe land feature in case of error, bug, etc.

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So a drone scratched someone's shoulder and it made it to the national news?

If all they got was a scratch, then they are very lucky. A small drone, unable of carrying anything, can give you a deep gash requiring stitches. The one in the story could remove a finger or an eye, along with causing injuries requiring several stitches.

What was the cause of the crash? If it was overloading then the operator is at fault.

It has been speculated that it was the fact that he was carrying something. The video suggests that one of the propellers malfunctioned. Who knows.

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Hasn't taken long for an accident to happen... now the next question is, what will we learn from it ?

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amazon get your lawyers ready, you will get sued up the ying yang when you deliver with these and the wind blows...

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Drones will eventually become the next prefered terrorist delivery system

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Just saw drones at a beach in California. Very noisy novelty.

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@dcog9065

It was big, commercial drone, not small one. Somebody recorded video, when drone started to sounds strange. On that video you can see that something breaks up, fall off, two rotors stops and suddenly drone falls into the crowd.

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I stumbled across the video this morning. Here's the link.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5fb_1509972297

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