TOURIST DRONE CRASHES INTO ROME’S PALAZZO VENEZIA
A tourist lost control of his drone and it landed on the roof of the Palazzo Venezia in Rome, Italy.
The 39-year-old Argentinian was trying to get better images of the 15th-century palazzo where Benito Mussolini delivered some of his most famous speeches.
Captain Matteo Alborghetti of the Carabinieri police told CNN that the man “was probably unaware of the ban on drone overflight” that is in force over the skies of the whole city of Rome and the Vatican.
“Fortunately, there were no repercussions, no one was hurt, and the roof of Palazzo Venezia was not damaged.
The drone has been confiscated by local police and the tourist could face criminal prosecution.
Even though there is a no-flying zone for drones over the city of Rome, similar incidents happen frequently.
Pisa Police Headquarters said on Monday afternoon a 32-year-old Romanian tourist was stopped while he was flying his drone over the Piazza dei Miracoli near the famous leaning tower of Pisa.
Police in Pisa told CNN that just a few days ago, two Mexicans aged 18 and 26 risked ruining the medieval tower when their drone hit it, fortunately without causing any major damage.
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