Find a list of your saved stories here

Have You Seen This? The most majestic and patriotric drone crash

(LivingOnVideo13, YouTube)

Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PLEASANT GROVE — There are few better ways to feel a rush of pride for the United States of America than by watching a video of the Star-Spangled Banner soaring above a beautiful mountain.

And that's just what you'll see in this video, until the rather abrupt ending, that is.

In honor of the Fourth of July, the group Follow the Flag took their quarter-acre sized American flag (known as "Big Betsy") up Grove Creek Canyon in Pleasant Grove where it hung between peaks until Monday morning. The enormous flag was a beautiful sight to behold, and droner Richard Holdman took advantage of the opportunity to capture footage showing off the soaring and patriotic view.

Yesterday's Have You Seen This?

Unfortunately, things didn't go quite as planned. As the drone pans across Utah Valley, majestic music plays and you think all is going well. And then, CRASH. The drone tumbles several times and the added sound effects will make you feel like you're rolling down the mountainside right along with it. All in all, the video is pretty dramatic.

Luckily, no one was hurt by this droning incident and the drone itself sustained very little damage. It's a good reminder to fly safely, though, and if you'd like to see more views of the flag captured by Holdman (with no surprise crashes), check them out here.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

UtahHave You Seen This?


Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast