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Drone Hits Seattle's Great Wheel, Lands on Restaurant Patio Table Below

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SEATTLE, WA - Seattle’s Great Wheel was struck by a drone Wednesday night, shutting down the waterfront attraction briefly but causing no injuries.

The incident happened just after 4 p.m. Employees say they heard a loud “thud” and saw a drone had crashed onto a plastic table of a restaurant in the outdoor patio area below.  No one was hit.

The patio was closed and the Great Wheel was inspected for any damage, and was reopened a few minutes later.

The drone was handed over to Seattle police. Officers were searching for the owner of the drone, since the Great Wheel and the area surrounding the pier is a no-fly zone.

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