With gifts given and Christmas Day drawing to a close, drone expert Faine Greenwood is taking up a different kind of holiday tradition: rounding up all the spectacular drone crashes and accidents that take place mere hours after the airborne presents are unwrapped.
Greenwood, an assistant researcher in the signal program on human security and technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, is compiling some of the best drone accident tweets of the day, and tagging them #DroneCrashmas. The mishaps are as frequent as they are varied, with drones falling victim to everything from 30-miles-per-hour gusts of wind to bodies of water to trees to innocent bystanders.
I’m literally crying. My brother flew his drone into my sisters hair ???? pic.twitter.com/B647NF6s6u
— J ✨ (@Jordyn_Kelly) 25 de diciembre de 2017
RIP to my dad’s new luxury drone who after two min of glorious flight now rests at the bottom of the vermillion river 🙁
— guacEMOLY (@emolymccoco) 25 de diciembre de 2017
I Owned a Drone for bout 5 min before it flew in the lake & sunk to the bottom..Lost my chain in the lake… Merry Christmas ? pic.twitter.com/kU9DKMbZt8
— “Chad Tha Dad”??♂️ (@ChasiinCashChad) 25 de diciembre de 2017
Baby drone for nephew, first flight into the tree…. pic.twitter.com/4vkgeazVk7
— Stuart McGregor (@StuartMc1) 25 de diciembre de 2017
You can see the full assortment of drone accidents on Greenwood’s Twitter timeline.