The Washington Times - January 15, 2014, 02:57PM

Sen. Dianne Feinstein opened her testimony at a hearing on unmanned aerial vehicles Wednesday by recounting the time she made a drone crash.

Mrs. Feinstein, California Democrat, said there were some protestors demonstrating in front of her house, and one of them must have been flying a small drone.

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“I went to the window to peek out and see who was there, and there was a drone right there at the window, looking out at me,” the senator said. “Obviously the pilot of the drone had some surprise because the drone wheeled around and crashed. So I felt a little good about that.”

Mrs. Feinstein has called for rules to govern drone use, both for civilians and for the government, citing both the potential benefits and privacy or security pitfalls of using the new technology.