Owen Ouyang, a Chinese exchange student in Martinez, California, recently launched a sleek new drone he had purchased online for about $1,000. The 2.8-pound drone, advertised as “easy to fly,” veered dangerously toward a power line, then climbed more than 700 feet – nearly colliding with a California Highway Patrol helicopter.
Owen Ouyang, a Chinese exchange student in Martinez, California, recently launched a sleek new drone he had purchased online for about $1,000. The 2.8-pound drone, advertised as “easy to fly,” veered dangerously toward a power line, then climbed more than 700 feet – nearly colliding with a California Highway Patrol helicopter. Courtesy of Owen Ouyang
Owen Ouyang, a Chinese exchange student in Martinez, California, recently launched a sleek new drone he had purchased online for about $1,000. The 2.8-pound drone, advertised as “easy to fly,” veered dangerously toward a power line, then climbed more than 700 feet – nearly colliding with a California Highway Patrol helicopter. Courtesy of Owen Ouyang

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