A small drone fell onto elevated train tracks in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, JR Hokkaido officials said Monday. The incident occurred at around 5:50 p.m. Sunday, the Hokkaido Shimbun reported.
According to police, a man in his 30s was flying a drone on a roadside when the machine suddenly fell onto the train tracks of an elevated bridge. The man's friend contacted JR and about 30 minutes later, a JR worker retrieved the drone from the bridge.
JR Hokkaido said no train services were affected.
The man who had been flying the drone to film scenery from the air, told police, "A strong wind blew the drone out of my control."© Japan Today