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Police are looking for the person who flew a drone into Seattle’s Great Wheel yesterday.

The crash happened around 4 p.m., according to this King 5 report above. Thankfully, there no injuries, but it did close the attraction for a bit.

Photo of the drone via King 5/Great Wheel security manager Wayman Earls III
Photo of the drone via King 5/Great Wheel security manager Wayman Earls III

According to the report based on witnesses at the scene, employees heard a “thud” as the drone crashed into a plastic outdoor table. It appeared that someone was trying to fly the drone through the Wheel’s spokes, and it hit, bouncing back to a patio deck.

The Seattle Police now have the drone and are looking for its owner. Of course, the heavily trafficked area around Pier 57 is a “no-fly zone,” so yeah, whoever did this? You’re not getting your drone back.

The feds are working to establish a registration system for recreational drones by Nov. 20, so hijinks like this would be more easily tracked. Until then, please use a little common sense out there.

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