A Dallas, Texas man was arrested after flying a drone in the World Trade Center complex in New York City on August 2 and crashing it into one of the skyscrapers. The man, Adam Ismail, 22, said: “Now, I’ve got a great New York story… I need to make my YouTube pop off.”
From the land of poor ideas, Adam Ismail, a 22-year-old Dallas area “CEO, Crypto Investor, and Videographer/Photographer,” was arrested by the Port Authority Police Department on Monday after he flew his drone into 7 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, crashing it into the building and causing it to become stuck in window panels on the third floor. Ismail, who was issued a summons and eventually released, told the New York Daily News: “I was making a personal travel video to show my followers on social media. I post on Instagram. I need to make my YouTube pop off.” He said he did not realize the building was part of the World Trade Center complex. Regardless, flying a drone anywhere in New York City is forbidden and is considered a misdemeanor, mostly due to the city’s densely populated airspace and other issues that would make drone usage dangerous.