Drones

Drone Crashes into Bull Run Event in Virginia

Lands in the stands, but only minor injuries reported

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An aerial drone, a pilotless aircraft of the type that has aroused intense public discussion in recent months, crashed Saturday into the stands at a public event in Virginia that has also aroused heated discourse.

A drone crashed into the grandstand at Virginia Motorsports Park during the Great Bull Run, said Major W.B. Knott, of the Dinwiddie County sheriff's office, reporting what might be described as the dramatic encounter between a controversial piece of hardware and a controversial spectacle.

Knott said he was told that four or five people suffered very minor injuries. They were treated by EMS personnel at the event, and none was taken to a hospital, Knott said.