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Drone hits Great American Tower

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A personal drone flying around downtown Cincinnati hit a skyscraper Tuesday afternoon. 

The pilot of the drone lost control and crashed the device into the north side of Great American Tower on third street, according to officials. The impact damaged part of the glass windows between the 28th and 29th floors.

The pilot, who has not been identified, was cited for criminal mischief.  

Cincinnati Police Capt. Mike Neville says that flying a drone in the city goes against Federal Aviation Law. The law prohibits recreational aircrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles from flying in the downtown area, including airspace over the river, Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium.

FOX19 NOW will continue to update this story as more information is available.

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