Near-collision between drone and police helicopter in Tulsa, OK

A near-collision between a drone and a helicopter in Tulsa, OK, was captured on video by Sean Thornburg as he was recording a procession from St. Francis hospital on Wednesday.

Near-collision between drone and police helicopter

8ABCTulsa reports that it is unknown ‘who was operating the drone or whether they had approval to fly in that controlled airspace, but we do know that drone pilots are supposed to yield to manned aircraft like helicopters, which did not happen here.’

As you can see in the video here, the drone, which seems to be a Inspire, got close enough that it was pushed down by the helicopter’s prop wash.

According to the drone regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drone have to give way to any form of manned aviation to prevent any near-collisions from happening.

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