Drone crashes into LDS temple in Draper

Draper LDS Temple, undated | Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St.George News

SALT LAKE CITY — A drone stuck near the top of the LDS temple in Draper has put a tiny spotlight on the intersection of drone pilots, private entities, cities and the federal government.

Drew Armstrong often flies drones — or unmanned aerial vehicles — on the outskirts of temple grounds to photograph LDS temples. He said he was flying near the perimeter of the Draper Utah Temple grounds on June 26, when someone who identified himself as the temple’s site manager approached him.

The man asked him to fly over and get a visual of where a drone was stuck near the top of the temple’s steeple, Armstrong said. It is presumed that the drone, which has been sitting near the top of the temple for weeks, had crashed.

“I had the site manager looking over my shoulder wanting to see what was on my iPad because we were trying to figure out how to get the other drone off,” Armstrong said.

Read the full story here:  KSL News.

Written by DEVON DEWEY, KSL News.com.

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  • theone July 14, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Modern drone crashing into a original drone.
    Eh not news.

  • .... July 17, 2017 at 2:22 am

    Who cares. LOL !

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