Random: This building “blowing up” in NYC is a huge issue. I’m sorry for the loss of life and for those who were injured. The photos shown here are shocking but what is even more shocking is that they were filmed from a drone that is owned by a private individual. If he can fly this over a building and photograph like this, who else is doing it and where? Is there any privacy?
Drone captures scene at East Harlem explosion that flattened two buildings
Brian Wilson, 45, raced to the scene with his DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter and shot about 30 minutes of video before the battery died. His drone has four blades and weighs about 3 pounds.
BY BILL HUTCHINSON / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014, 12:02 AM
Cell phone cameras were no match for his high-flying drone.
Brian Wilson captured stunning aerial images Wednesday of the buildings flattened by an explosion on Park Ave. at E. 116th St. — thanks to his camera-equipped whirlybird.
An aerial view of the builidng explosion and collapse in East Harlem shot by Brian Wilson.
“When the smoke cleared, you could see everything, where the buildings separated, where the walls fell, the debris scattered on the Metro-North tracks across the street,” said Wilson, 45, a business systems expert.
Brian Wilson launches his drone at the scene of the fatal blast. It flew for about 30 minutes.
Wilson said he heard about the explosion from his roommate and immediately jumped in a cab with his flying camera and headed to the scene.
The four-blade DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter weighs about three pounds.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/drone-captures-e-harlem-explosion-scene-video-article-1.1719988