The speeding drone that crashed through a Manhattan woman’s 27th Floor window nearly carved her up like a Ginsu knife, she told The Post Monday.
The 66-year-old resident was sitting on the couch playing on her computer when the small craft — which has 10-inch blades and travels up to 35 mph — smashed into the living room of her Kips Bay home.
“The drone got caught on the blinds,” said the woman, who declined to give her name. “That’s what saved me from getting lacerated. I’m very lucky.”
When the Quadcopter-style craft drone sent glass shards spewing into her apartment during the 5:45 p.m. home invasion Saturday.
“It was a total shock,” the woman said. “You never expect something like this to happen so high up. Almost the entire window was broken. Glass covered practically the entire apartment.”
She now wants city lawmakers to tighten drone laws, which allow hobby flying in just five outer-borough parks.
“I would hope that somebody looks into whatever laws exist or do not exists,” she said.
The drone may have also posed a threat to pilots who take off from a nearby helicopter pad, she added.
“There is a heliport on 34th Street, and in the warmer months, there are sea planes that take off and land,” she said.
On Monday, her window was boarded up and she was still cleaning up chunks of glass, she said.
Drones are forbidden within 5 miles of JFK or LaGuardia airports in any direction under federal aviation law.
The FAA also offers other “guidelines” noting that the gadgets should not be flown near buildings and bridges or more than 400 feet in the air.
The 1-by-1-foot drone, a GoPro Karma Quadcopter model, can soar over 10,000 feet, according to a company website.
Cops, who are investigating the bizarre accident, had not found the owner of the drone on Monday, police sources said.
A rep for GoPro didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Additional reporting by Larry Celona
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