Drone delays Yankees-Rays baseball game for five minutes

A drone delayed the Yankees-Rays baseball game for five minutes after the unmanned aircraft was spotted flying over Yankee stadium.

Drone delays Yankees-Rays baseball game for five minutes

The Yankees-Rays game was delayed for five minutes in the home first because of a drone that was spotted flying over Yankee stadium.

The count was 1-1 with Charlie Morton facing Luke Voit when the Rays players started moving off the field while looking and pointing to the sky, reports the NY Post. In a video on Twitter, the drone can be seen flying away while players are leaving the field.

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It is not the first time we have seen drones flying over stadium and sporting events. Flying over people is not allowed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the agency specifically mentions Stadiums and Sporting Events in their rules.

Flying drones in and around stadiums is prohibited starting one hour before and ending one hour after the scheduled time of any of the following events:

  • Major League Baseball
  • National Football League
  • NCAA Division One Football
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup, Indy Car, and Champ Series races

Specifically, UAS operations are prohibited within a radius of three nautical miles of the stadium or venue.

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