Remote-Controlled Quadcopter With Camera Triggers Panic

Published: 30th December 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-


TIRUCHY: A drone  fitted with a camera created a flutter when it hit a coconut tree in a farm in Muthupettai on Sunday.

According to police sources, a small remote controlled quadcopter with rotor blades in four corners  hit the tree in a land owned by Muruganandam of Sembadavankadu near Muthupettai. Muruganandam informed the Muthupettai police about the strange object. Following this, a police team headed by Ganapathy, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Muthupettai visited the spot and made inquiries. The device was also taken to the DSP’s office for inquiry.

Investigations revealed that the device was indeed a quadcopter  and belonged to Tameem of Pattukkottai road in Muthupettai. Tameem, who has been working in Singapore, had bought it for his children in Muthupettai.

While Tammem’s children were operating it from the terrace of their house, the quadcopter lost control and drifted, hitting the coconut tree.

Tameem produced the receipt for the quadcopter he purchased at a store in Singapore to the Muthupettai police.

Though the Muthupettai police did not register a case, the quadcopter has been kept in the DSP’s office for further investigation.

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