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Drone Hits St. Louis Office Building, Police and FAA Looking for Owner

drone_AP_304A remotely piloted quadcopter crashed into a downtown St. Louis skyscraper Monday.

While the story doesn’t directly involve a local TV station (as far as we know right now) it does highlight the dangers of unmanned aerial vehicles. TVSpy has been covering stories like this since UAV’s are being eyed and sometimes used by many local TV stations.

St. Louis police and the FAA are looking for the person who was piloting the DJI Phantom II which was found by security guards on the 30th floor of the Met Square building. The drone had an HD camera attached. Watch KSDK’s report on the drone after the jump.

St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK reports, “According to the FAA, civilians can have and operate drones, if you maintain a visual while flying and keep it under 400 feet above ground. The drone that crashed Monday hit the 30th floor of the 593-foot-tall building.” 30 floors equals roughly 300 feet.

The interesting twist in the report is the station says the police are in the process of asking the FAA for a waiver so they can have a drone of their own.

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