At a registered party hosted by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity on Saturday night, a drone managed by the event planning company Extreme Greeks fell on a party attendee, causing her to be transported to a local hospital.
According to a Department of Public Safety report, the person in question was a non-USC female who suffered a cut to her head after the drone, which was being used to take aerial photos of the event, fell from the sky.
“I’m glad to say that the girl is doing fine after what happened Saturday night,” Pi Kappa Phi president Austin Horton said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “We are working with Extreme Greeks to determine what caused the drone to fall.”
Events of this magnitude are officially cleared with USC and DPS, which helps ensure a quicker response time when incidents like this do occur.
“Companies like Extreme Greeks provide added security to make a safer environment for social functions at USC,” said Jake Simon, president of the Interfraternity Council.
Both IFC and Pi Kappa Phi declined to address whether the company would be facing any legal action as a result of the incident.
Extreme Greeks also declined to comment on the incident.
The Delta Chi fraternity’s fall register this Saturday is also employing Extreme Greeks. However, the fraternity’s social chair, Spencer Gilbert, has confirmed they will not be using drones.