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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, somebody shared on social media a clip of a near-miss between a DJI Phantom drone and a small airplane. This post is not about the who, what, where, why, and when, as many of those details are unknown. Neither is it is about being the drone police. This article is about emphasizing the importance of safe and responsible drone flying, situational awareness, and keeping your drone within visual-line-of-sight, among other things, so that we can keep enjoying our hobby or profession and prevent dangerous situations like the one shown in this video.
As many member countries continue to report an increase in the use of drones by criminals, INTERPOL released its Framework for Responding to a Drone Incident today. The 131-page document provides guidelines for First Responders and Digital Forensics Practitioners on how to respond to a drone incident. The framework is intended to provide technical guidance in managing and processing an incident.
Blue Angels drone incident during Detroit America Strong Flyover. A drone pilot flies his unmanned aircraft way too close to the Blue Angels in Detroit America Strong Flyover. The drone incident took place on Tuesday, May 12th and could have led to a midair collision between the six F/A-18 Hornets and the drone.