June 25, 2015 12:40
A large Korean company damaged a historic cathedral in Milan with a drone on Monday. CJ E&M, a subsidiary of CJ Group, was shooting a promotional video for its cable channel using the drone.
Drones are strictly banned in Milan as it is home to many world cultural heritage and historic sites.
A guard in the Duomo noticed the drone and reported it to police, who then approached three Koreans who had the remote control. Startled, the Koreans failed to properly control the drone, and it crashed near the cathedral's dome and fell.
The Duomo in Milan is the world's fifth largest cathedral. It took over 600 years to complete and features contributions from renowned artists including Leonardo Da Vinci. Local newspaper La Repubblica reported that a light was damaged as a result of the crash.
CJ said that the three men included one staff member and two contractors. They were questioned by police and reportedly were aware that the use of drones is illegal in Milan but decided to ignore the rule.
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