After the GPS signal used in Hong Kong was blocked, more than 40 drones participating in the professional light show fell from the sky on Saturday. The incident resulted in approximately HK$1 million (US$127,500) and is currently under criminal investigation.
Sky Magic used a series of custom shows with indoor and outdoor lighting performances to confirm the incident, but since the investigation is still ongoing, it declined to discuss what happened. The company has offices in the United Kingdom and Singapore and said it will provide more information after the investigation is completed.
According to Asian media reports, the drone was part of a 100 drone program that was cancelled after a third party intervened. The show is held together with the annual Hong Kong Food and Wine Festival. The planned seven-minute program includes 100 gyroplanes with LED lights to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the festival by forming the outline of a birthday cake and the number 10.
The drone jammed disappeared during the exhibition on Saturday, October 27th. The show ends on Thursday and Friday. The organization said in a press release: “After preliminary inspections, the drone’s GPS signal was interfered by a third party, and the committee immediately reported the problem to the police.”
“The Morning Post” Hong Kong Tourism Board executive director Anthony Liu (Anthony Liu) said: “These professional drones have adopted technology that allows them to take off again.” But the signal is so strong. It seems so much. ”
Liu said that the initial police investigation has ruled out the possibility of the machine being hacked. “They (the police) worked with our sales staff all night, studied various possibilities, and concluded that this has nothing to do with piracy.” Liu: “This is because someone has a gps blocker.”