(NEW YORK) — A drone gliding over the rubble of an apartment building ravaged by a gas explosion didn’t belong to the New York police or fire departments, but rather some guy named Brian Wilson.
Wilson launched his small drone, equipped with a video camera, to fly over the scene of the blast that leveled two apartment buildings early Wednesday morning.
At least two people were killed and more than 20 were injured in an explosion Wednesday morning. Plumes of thick smoke engulfed the area around 9:30 a.m. after the explosion occurred around the building at 116th Street and Park Avenue.
It seems authorities on the scene decided Wilson’s drone was getting in the way and asked him to ground it.
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