Brazil just can't catch a break. Earlier this week a freak venue fire in the southern town of Santa Maria killed over 200 teenagers, and now this: A small hexacopter drone goes haywire at Castelão, a 2014 World Cup venue, smashing into what was thankfully a not-too-crowded section of the stadium's upper level.
Details are spotty (though this guy is possibly the culprit), but from the look of it the drone was having difficulty righting itself long before careening into the stands. Whatever the case, it doesn't look like anyone was seriously harmed, which is a good thing. Then again, I'm already reading cries that for every drone-fail video upped to YouTube, 100 drone-success videos should be upped as counterweight--to show, once and for all, that more small-fry unmanned systems perform missions flawlessly than those that eat shit. I can see eye-to-eye with that thinking, for the most part.
Just don't go thinking I'm holding my breath for slick drone footage of the Cup--or of any events at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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