WATCH: $20,000 Russian Postal Drone Flies Straight Into Wall On Inaugural Flight

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Anders Hagstrom Justice Reporter
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Russia’s first attempt to modernize its postal system hit a wall this week when its first $20,000 postal drone crashed into a building on its inaugural flight.


Russia’s postal service announced that it would be investing in automated drones in 2016, but its first attempt two years later failed. Residents of the city Ulan-Ude in Siberia crowded around the drone alongside regional officials to show off the new tech. Video of the event shows the drone soaring into the air before coming down in a violent arc straight into the side of a building. No one was injured in the crash, Reuters reported.

“We won’t stop with this, we will keep trying,” Alexei Tsydenov told Reuters. “Those who don’t risk don’t get a result.”

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The drone was supposed to help deliver mail in the rural area surrounding Ulan-Ude, which lies roughly 2,700 miles east of Moscow.

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