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Here’s why the GoPro Karma Drone was recalled

In case you didn’t hear, the GoPro Karma Drone has been recalled by the manufacturer after reports of them falling out of the sky like a Trump-inspired techpocalypse.

Now, for your viewing pleasure, here are some videos of Karma Drones crashing to earth.

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The folks at PetaPixel have helpfully collated the following clips of the £719 drone, which features a Hero 5 camera, losing power during aerial filming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4nRalvmBhA

GoPro is currently trying to recapture the 2,500 Karma drones currently out in the wild, although it might have a tough time picking up all the pieces in these instances.

In a statement on Tuesday, timed neatly to coincide with the US election results, GoPro said that “in a very small number of cases, Karma units lost power during operation.”

The action cam company added that no injuries or property damage had been caused and that it was “investigating the issue and working in close coordination with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration.”

Video: GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session and Karma Drone

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