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Men questioned by police after Milan cathedral drone crash

Milan's cathedral.
Milan’s cathedral. Image by Groume / CC BY-SA 2.0

Three Korean men have been questioned by police in Milan after accidentally crashing a photographic drone into the city’s famous gothic cathedral. The Koreans, who were trying to capture aerial shots of the city, aroused the suspicions of the cathedral’s caretakers by flying the device around its roof. When police arrived they lost control of the drone and it crashed into a construction cable, narrowly missing a famous golden statue of the Madonna. Fortunately damage was minor, and it is not clear whether the men, who were in Milan to give a presentation at the Korean pavilion of the Expo, will face any charges. Read more: thelocal.it