FAA Joins Probe of Drone Crash Into Stands at U.S. Open Tennis

  • Unmanned craft lands in empty seats during evening match
  • Latest in series of incidents as drone numbers soar in U.S.

Police stand guard next to a drone after it crashed into the stands in Louis Armstrong Stadium during the during their Women's Singles Second Round match between on Day Four of the 2015 US Open, on Sept. 3, 2015 in Queens, NY.

Photographer: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is joining an investigation by local authorities into a drone that crashed into the stands at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in New York City late Thursday.

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