The 22-year-old drone pilot who flew his unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) into a Los Angeles Police Department chopper faces up to one year in prison for recklessly operating a drone.
Last weekend, a girl was chased while on her way home at night. the drone incident took place in the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, in The Netherlands. The police reported the news on Facebook. The drone flew after the girl for some time on Sunday night. After she arrived home, the drone hovered above the house for a while. The drone pilot could not be traced by police officers who responded to the incident.
Yesterday, a lengthy and very well researched article was posted by The Guardian about the mystery of the Gatwick drone. If you have been curious to learn all the details, I would recommend you read it. If however, you’re short on time, the conclusion basically is that the Gatwick drone is our version of the ‘monster of Loch Ness.’ Seen by many, but no evidence to be found.
A crop-spraying drone did not cause a car accident that happened in South Africa last week, concludes the Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa (CUAASA), which had started an investigation into the crash.
Last week, a small sports plane over Aalst, The Netherlands collided with an unknown object at an altitude of 1800 feet. It is suspected that it was a drone. The plane could safely land at Eindhoven Airport without any problems. There, damage to the nose and propeller was found. According to the police, it is out of the question that it was a collision with a bird.
This morning, I came across the following story of a DJI Mavic 2 Pro that fell out of the sky, hit the ground, and then ‘exploded’. As you can see in the photos the fire must have been really intense as there is little left of the actual drone. Please let me know if you have had a similar situation.
According to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, a Pescadero man was arrested on Sunday following an altercation during which he fired his shotgun at a drone that he believed flew illegally over his property. Under federal law shooting at a drone or manned aircraft is illegal.
A drone delayed the Yankees-Rays baseball game for five minutes after the unmanned aircraft was spotted flying over Yankee stadium.
During a training exercise, a 460-pound military drone flown by Arkansas Army National Guard crashed in Lavaca city limits on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, a Major League Baseball game between the Twins and Pirates in Minneapolis was delayed for nine minutes when a DJI Mavic Pro flew over the Target Field.
Correction: a previous version of this article said Mavic 2. The drone is a Mavic Pro.
A drone fell out of the sky onto a police car, as officers were investigating a fatal crash in Houston, TX yesterday. As officers were investigating a deadly crash, a drone fell out of the sky onto a police car yesterday around 7:46 p.m.
DJI Airsense technology might have well saved the day. In this video below you can see the shadow of a rapidly approaching airplane over the treetops as the drone pilot brings his DJI Mavic Air 2 down quickly. Moments earlier he had received a warning in the DJI Fly app of the approaching plane.