MAIL ONLINE: The incredible moment a drone is hit by LIGHTNING in a lab experiment (and it doesn't end well for the quadcopter)

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Release date: 18/4/2017

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It is a shocking experiment - and a warning for drone owners around the world to keep an eye on the weather.

A new YouTube video reveals what happens when an ordinary consumer drone is hit by lighting - and it's not good news.

Tom Scott from the hit YouTube channel Amazing Places and Things You Might Not Know visited the High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Manchester to sacrifice a quadcopter (or two).

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TitleThe incredible moment a drone is hit by LIGHTNING in a lab experiment (and it doesn't end well for the quadcopter)
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/17
DescriptionIt is a shocking experiment - and a warning for drone owners around the world to keep an eye on the weather.

A new YouTube video reveals what happens when an ordinary consumer drone is hit by lighting - and it's not good news.

Tom Scott from the hit YouTube channel Amazing Places and Things You Might Not Know visited the High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Manchester to sacrifice a quadcopter (or two).
URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4399678/Moment-drone-hit-LIGHTNING-lab-experiment.html
PersonsVidyadhar Peesapati, Richard Gardner