Drone crash at Space Needle under investigation

SEATTLE (KGO) -- The FAA is investigating a video that surfaced online showing a drone crashing into the Space Needle in Seattle.

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Two workers were on the needle at the time of the crash, and were nearly hit.

The drones owner went looking for it after the crash, but security guards at the Space Needle had already handed it over to police.

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The owner is now facing a $5,000 fine and nearly a year in jail for reckless endangerment.
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