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Owner of drone that crashed into downtown building will not face charges

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By Daniel Greenwald By Daniel Greenwald

(KMOV.com) -- The owner of a drone that crashed into the Metropolitan Square Building will not face charges.

The drone was carrying a high-definition camera that hit the 30th floor balcony of the Metropolitan Square Building last month. The specific model of the drone was controlled by someone on the ground through Wi-Fi. The drone crashed upon impact.

Three days after the crash, the drone owner went to the police after hearing about the crash in the media. The owner said he was using the drone to get photos of historic buildings when it crashed. He said he tried looking for the drone but was unsuccessful.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires that civilian drone operators to remain within sight of their drone and fly no higher than 400 feet above ground. 

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