2 Foot "Quad-Copter" Crashed On White House Grounds

Tyler Durden's picture

2014 was not a good year for White House security, when one after another deranged intruder managed to scale the fence, and on at least one occasion, make it all the way inside the building housing the "leader of the free world" (assuming of course said leader was not on a golf course at precisely that time). The resultant embarrasement for the Secret Service was too much to bear for at least one person, and in October the head of the Secret Service resigned claiming it was the "Noble thing to do" (leaving unclear if it was "nobler" to no longer have to protect Obama or something else). However, this took place only after some others came up with the idea to dig a moat surrounding the holiest of American holies.

Which would have been a great idea, if the earth was 2 dimensional. And as it turns out, over the past few days someone figured out that while there is an extensive barrier surrounding the White House, it only stretches about 8 feet above the ground. Everything above that is open air, or as it is better known in this day and age of pervasive drone overflights: "a direct path."

As AP reports, this is precisely what happened at the White House early this Morning during Obama's trip to India (and shortly, to King Abdullah's funeral in Saudi Arabi), when according to the Secret Service, a small quad-copter drone crashed overnight at the White House complex.

An investigation is underway to determine its origin and identify suspects and their motive.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says the device was a quadcopter and was about 2 feet in diameter. A quadcopter is an unmanned aircraft that is lifted by four propellers.

Leary says the quadcopter was flying at a very low altitude before it crashed on the southeast side of the executive mansion around 3:08 a.m. Monday.

This latest "targeting" of the White House raised new questions:

Why would anyone possibly want to fly a drone into the White House, an action that is sure to bring jail time if the perpetrator is discovered? One possible explanation was hinted at last week in "Smuggling Drugs Across The Mexican Border? There's A Drone For That." After all, this president may not be known for his economic acumen, or "administration transparency" but he certainly is legendary in his liberal attitude when it comes to mind-altering substances.

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hedgeless_horseman's picture



He needs an Iron Dome from Israel.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Although control freaks will ignorantly disagree, it is nearly impossible to find the operator of a drone who's careful enough. The technology has become ubiquitous. What are they going to do, track everyone who buys a 3-axis gyro, Arduino, RF module, GPS module, 3D printer, electric motor, and wire? Good luck with that...

Manthong's picture

It probably had a Big Mac and a pack of Kool’s for King Hussein hanging from it

The Secret Service (or the Wookie) needs for somebody to design a Stinger about the size of a cigar with a hand-held launcher about the size of a .45 to counter this threat.


NoDebt's picture

Let's just build a giant metal cage around the whole place.  Make it feel like.... a prison.  I think that would be fitting for the criminial residing within.

forexskin's picture

thunder dome.

let 0 face some leather masked bikers with maces. mmm more popcorn.

knukles's picture

Droning Brown People.  The American Way.

Patriot Eke's picture

What goes around comes around.

SWRichmond's picture

Manufactured incident to enable regulation of drones, restricting them to dot gov usages, all the mundanes may not have them.

The damned mundanes were catching up, fighting fire with fire, have to stop it.

Time to buy is now, apparently...

Urban Redneck's picture

Why buy... when the Good Lord, Allah, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster all provide drones for zero fiat money cost to any able bodied man with strong hands, and a strong stomach... just grab yourself the loved one of your nearest statist drone/desk jockey (make sure they have their own cell phone on them when you do), and "ask" them to call in an "order"...


Improvise, Adapt and Overcome any and all obstacles.

Panem et Circus's picture

This is all probably just some dumbass techno-geek in DC who bought a drone and took it out of the box on its maiden voyage and it got away from him. I can see two punk kids shitting their pants watching their brand new drone drift uncontrollably towards the WH in the wind we had here last night. They probably freaked the fuck out and ran like hell knowing the full weight of the US .gov was going to climb up their poop shoots for a fucking accident.

Urban Redneck's picture

I don't advocate starting wars, just winning them.  To paraphrase Tyson- every neo-fascist-statist has plan, then their government steps on the loved ones of the largest single pool of talent in bringing down "undesireable" governments... they'll wish they were only punched in the face by Tyson (in his prime)...  

Let them make their futile plans.  In the meantime I would rather spend the probable calm before the storm with loved ones and try to improve shithole humanity has flung itself into, than be baited into participating Dubya's original shop-a-holic panacea for bankster malaise...  Que Sera, Sera.

checkessential's picture

Yep. Next thing you know they will be tracking down all owners of Frisbees and whiffle balls when they find one lying suspiciously on the other side of fence.

MalteseFalcon's picture

If this country was full of "lone wolf" terrorists, you'd think drones would be used much more often to at least spoof "mission critical situations".

The answer is, of course, Americans are largely law abiding and the current level of "policing" is straight out over-kill.

seek's picture

Not just Americans but pretty much the whole fucking planet just wants to live and get along. Plenty of lone wolves could hope the mexican border at any time as well, pick up a killing tool of their choice in a burlary or buy it in a ghetto neighborhood, and go on a spree.

The reality is 99% of the time when we hear about a threat, it's someone who's mentally retarded being lead on by the FBI.

The current level of policing is about jobs and revenue (and control, of course) and has absolutely nothing to do with safety. This country made it 100 years and to over 100M+ people with no standing police forces (outside of a few megacities) and just county sherrifs.

Pool Shark's picture



It's not an 'Illegal Drone'; it's an "Undocumented Flying Machine" that just happened to jump the 'border' fence at the WhiteHouse.

It should demand amnesty, free college tuition, and a Pilot's License...


SumTing Wong's picture

My ten year old kid has one of those things. And he keeps crashing the damned thing everywhere. Come to think of it, I haven't seen that thing in a while. Oh shit...

Uchtdorf's picture

So only buy 2nd hand because the stores have security cameras running 24/7 which the Secret Service could requisition. Never buy with a credit card.

XitSam's picture

They can have my drone when they pry it ... um, never mind.

JuliaS's picture

From my vast blue sky.

Abitdodgie's picture

What no C4 where's the fun in that.

Took Red Pill's picture

This was just a test run. POTUS is out of town

GeezerGeek's picture

The owner can always claim it was hijacked in mid-flight by ISIS.

Overfed's picture

I guess they're gonna have to build a giant bullet-proof glass dome over the WH. It'll be like a big fishbowl.

Ignatius's picture

"Do the orders still stand?"

metastar's picture

Did the drone crash, or was it taken down?

Took Red Pill's picture

apparently crashed in the trees. Too bad the pilot couldn't fly like this guy can;



mbutler101's picture

Of course the order still stands have you heard anything to the contrary?

-Lord Vader

Mi Naem's picture

Eeeeee puh! 

Eeeeee puh! 

Mi Naem's picture

Oh, c'mon!  Nobody recognizes that "Simpsons" episode?!? 

The one with the big glass dome over Springfield? 

That's some highbrow, sophisticated stuff, Man! 

Buncha cultural retards. 

Razor_Edge's picture

"In Xanadu, did Kubla Khan, a stately pleasure dome decree....."

Is Amazon dispatching dope now by drone?

Mi Naem's picture

Yeah, one might look forward to flying a drone over the next protest, and dropping a sh1tload of glitter over our protectors to celebrate the sense of security they inspire. 

XitSam's picture

That's an interesting idea. A harmless payload. Police response sure to be based on the "fear" it caused. "OMG, it could have been a weapon of moss destruction!"

SWRichmond's picture

One should be mindful of the wavelength of the "glitter" one releases...

Mi Naem's picture

Red, for all the luv we feelin'. 


Toro!  Toro!  Toro! 

DrData02's picture

Oh God No.  Not the Moss.

darteaus's picture

Drug Drone payloas was jacked by Secret Service right after touchdown.

SWRichmond's picture

small drones being used to fly drugs across the border now...

jldpc's picture

So far, so good!

Philo Beddoe's picture

Pretty sure it was delivering gay porn.

Headbanger's picture

Nope..  It was a super sized order for Moosechelle from KFC!

Seasmoke's picture

It's now the quickest way to get Obama his $$$$$$$$$

lakecity55's picture

So, that's happened to it.

I hope Barry got the Maui Wowie I taped to the fuselage.