It was nearly Black Hawk down over Staten Island — when an Army chopper was struck by an illegally flying drone over a residential neighborhood, authorities said Friday.
The UA60 helicopter was flying 500 feet over Midland Beach alongside another Black Hawk, when the drone struck the chopper at around 8:15 p.m. Thursday, causing damage to its rotor blades
In February, a GoPro drone crashed through a Manhattan woman’s 27th floor window and landed just feet away from her as she sat in her living room.
A drone smashed into a Con Edison power plant near the East River in Brooklyn in March, causing it to break into pieces.
In July, a 52-year-old man was busted flying a drone 20 feet below a passenger jet as it was landing at JFK Airport.
In 2016, a New Jersey man, 28, was arrested for accidentally crashing a drone into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building.
In 2014, a 34-year-old man was nabbed for flying one of the gadgets outside the National Tennis Center during a US Open quarter-final match featuring Serena Williams.
In what is believed to be the first incident of its kind, a drone slammed into a packed British Airways jetliner in April 2016 as it was landing at London’s Heathrow Airport. The plane landed safely.
I say it's only a matter of time we'll have "Air crash investigation" episode with a drone involved! :X