China tourist hits Taipei 101 with drone

Police question Yang Wednesday evening

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-07-22
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A drone which hit Taipei 101 was guided by a tourist from China in an

China tourist hits Taipei 101 with drone.  Central News Agency

China tourist hits Taipei 101 with drone. Central News Agency

incident which provoked concern about national security and terrorism, reports said Wednesday.

Around 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, an unmanned drone carrying a camera smashed into Taiwan’s tallest building, reports said. As a security guard found the damaged object near Songzhi Road, a man came running and said the drone was his. The man reportedly presented himself as Yang, a 28-year-old visitor from China.

He said he was staying at an adjacent five-star hotel. Because the skies were clear, he had gone to nearby Songshou Park to launch his drone, reports said.

However, operating the unmanned flying object around the tower buildings had been too difficult and as a result, it smashed into Taipei 101 unintentionally, he reportedly told the security guard.     [FULL  STORY]

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