Man Faces Jail After Smashing Drone Into Crowd And Knocking Woman Unconscious

A RECKLESS drone pilot faces jail after smashing his copter into a pride parade and knocking a woman unconscious.

Paul Skinner, 38, decided to fly his two-pound tech toy above a Seattle pride parade in 2015.

After losing control, the £1,000 drone crashed into a building and went tumbling into the crowd.

It struck a 25-year-old woman’s head – knocking her out cold before she fell into her boyfriend’s arms, according to police reports.

Skinner later came forward after a police hunt for the culprit.

On Friday he was found guilty of reckless endangerment and could face just under a year in jail and a $5,000 fine when he is sentenced in February.

Kneena Ellis, of Seabrook, and Kelly Eaton of Peabody, Massachusetts, US, claim they they suffered permanent physical and emotional injury as a result of the incident in August.

The drone was taking photos of the wedding reception when it went haywire.