Whoever thinks that grabbing a drone in midair is a good idea, you might want to think twice. Despite their flimsy nature drones are still whirling blades of death and attempting to snag one while its in flight is a lot more dangerous than people would believe.
Enrique Iglesias has taken to using drones during his shows to get crowd shots and had developed the unfortunate habit of grabbing them mid-flight to get POV shots with his most recent attempt at his concert in Tijuana ending badly.
So the singer sliced open his fingers on stage while attempting the stunt, spattering blood everywhere.
To the singer’s credit he continued performing on stage despite being soaked in blood (and probably in a lot of pain) after the accident for about half an hour before being rushed on a flight to Los Angeles to see a specialist. Maybe he would have fared better if he had relied on something like the Lily instead.
— Steph Primavera (@SLPrimavera) May 31, 2015
So remember kids, grabbing flying machines out of the air isn’t cool, especially if you could end up missing your fingers.