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New York Courts

Man crashes his drone into the Empire State Building. Is there a law for that?

On February 4, 2016, New York City police arrested a 27 year old man whose drone crashed into the side of the Empire State Building.  As the drone hovered over 5th Avenue, a gust of wind sent it crashing into a window on the 6th floor and it thereafter came to rest on the 5th floor tier.  The police arrested the man after he asked the building’s security guards if he could retrieve his drone.