With new technologies comes unexpected dangers… like getting hit in the face with a drone!
An unidentified family reunion photographer meant well when he sent his drone out to take a video of the large gathering, but things took an awkward turn when he lost control of the aerial unit.
Video from the drone shows a rather quick descent toward the group before slamming into a woman’s face.
Now that's a photobomb! Man's attempt to take a family reunion picture with a drone goes VERY wrong when it smashes straight into his relative's FACE pic.twitter.com/IHh42ANIhE
— G (@Culture66666) October 1, 2018
DailyMail initially reported on this incident, claiming that the woman wasn’t injured in the collision, meaning it’s quite alright to laugh..,.in fact, it’s hard not to.
It’s a humorous train wreck that gives an entirely new meaning to “photobomb.”
— Lil NIKKI-L.R. (@nikkiwatitdo) October 1, 2018
Or maybe it’s something more sinister than an untrained drone pilot?
Has anyone ever heard of..
— Ziggie (@Ziggie57327601) October 1, 2018
Though the whole ramming into the face of a family member may be an isolated incident, using drones to capture large reunion photos certainly is not.
a drone tried to take our cotter family reunion 2k18 pic and most of us have our eyes closed pic.twitter.com/Wlr7GwqP39
— moss hag (@xtineengels) August 4, 2018
Family Reunion yesterday so I popped out with the drone. pic.twitter.com/fUkCEeeb3u
— Add Your Name (@BryceThompMedia) July 22, 2018
Twitter users have been showing off their drone skills at family reunions for quite a while.
It’s safe to say many of these pilots are quite a bit better than the man that almost took out his relative.
— Neal Smatresk (@UNTPrez) July 8, 2018
— Bonnie Mandziak (@bmandziak) August 15, 2017
There was even a story from February 2017 of a Chinese family gathering that used a drone to capture all 500 attendees in an image.
As for this mess of a situation, the accident wasn’t enough to deter the pilot, who’s conveniently sitting at the edge of the crowd out of harm’s way. He immediately relaunches the remote-controlled drone, apparently confident in his ability to avoid faces the second time around.
Where the reunion was taking place and who was piloting the drone is still a mystery, though DailyMail states the footage was shot in the United States.
Metro, however, notes that license plates caught on the video appear to be European-style.
One thing is certain: we all know who won’t be invited back to next year’s family gathering. That’s right, the kamikaze drone!