Drones can be great for so many things. From capturing breathtaking videos to working as the next big thing in the film industry, drones have revolutionized the way we collect video and explore the world.
But this time, drone owners are responsible for something terrible. As a wildfire tore through a California suburb, drone owners flew their gadgets in hopes of collecting memorable footage of the blaze. What the drone pilots were unaware of was the fact many firefighting flights were grounded because of the congested airspace.
Not only did the five drones clog the area that the emergency response flights were trying to reach, but two of the drones actually attempted to follow the planes. These irresponsible pilots delayed responders over 20 minutes.
The flights were forced to touch back down at the San Bernardino Airport due to the drones and couldn't return until they were cleared from the area. This left ample time for the fire to cross the freeway and obliterate over 20 cars and partially burn over 10.
Luckily, no one was hurt or killed during this destructive freeway incident.