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A drone crashed on the solar roof of Apple Park [video]

Last weekend somebody flew what seems to be his (or her) DJI Phantom drone over Apple Park and accidentally crashed it onto the solar roof. The drone pilot then turned to Matthew Roberts, who posted a video of the ‘rescue operation’ on YouTube, for assistance in locating the unmanned aerial device. As you can see in the video the drone is wedged in between solar panels on the roof of Apple’s offices.

Drone crashes on the roof of Apple Park

The video, posted by Roberts, shows original footage of the DJI Phantom drone falling out of the sky for no apparent reason. In the description of the video he says:

“A drone crashed into Apple Park over the weekend. The drone pilot got in touch with me shortly after the incident to inquire if I could assist in locating the downed drone. I was happy to oblige, so I took a Phantom 4 Pro out and began searching for it. It was eventually located on the Solar Roof and appeared to be intact for the most part. The drone operator has gotten in touch with Apple and notified them of the drone crash and it remains to be seen, whether the operator will get his crashed drone back. Thanks to the drone operator for allowing me to use his footage from the crash.”

Apparently, the drone operator did reach out to Apple to notify them of the incident and to get his drone back. So far we have not seen an official response from Apple and it remains doubtful if the unlucky drone pilot will ever get the unmanned aerial device back.

Hopefully, this drone incident will not mean the end of Apple Park drone fly-overs that we have covered on 9to5Mac and DroneDJ.

The video of the drone crashing on to the roof

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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at or @hayekesteloo