69-WFMZ-TV made history on the air Monday afternoon by debuting 69 News QuadCopterin the air.

The new news drone will have capabilities to show viewers traffic situations and breaking news scenes.

Using the state-of-the-art equipment, a high-definition camera attached to the remote-controlled machine can capture images from a birds-eye-view. The live video is streamed to a LiveU device, which transmits the video to the 69 News airwaves.

The  69 News QuadCopter is provided by Lehigh Valley Drone. John Fries will pilot the drone.

The  69 News QuadCopter will be utilized during 69 News Sunrise between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and as-needed during breaking news situations.

Photos: "69 News QuadCopter"

Published: 8:58 AM EDT Oct 03, 2016   Updated: 11:52 AM EDT Oct 10, 2016
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