After neighbor shot down his drone, Kentucky man files federal lawsuit. The Kentucky man whose drone was shot down by his neighbor last year has now filed a federal lawsuit, asking the court to make a legal determination as to whether his drone’s July 2015 flight constituted trespass.
In the case, plaintiff David Boggs also wants the court to rule that he is entitled to damages of $1,500 for his destroyed drone. "The United States Government has exclusive sovereignty over airspace of the United States pursuant to 49 U.S.C.A. § 40103," Boggs' lawyer, James Mackler, wrote in the civil complaint. "The airspace, therefore, is not subject to private ownership nor can the flight of an aircraft within the navigable airspace of the United States constitute a trespass.
" Man shoots down neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. While we’ve heard of consumer drones getting in the way of commercial airliners and obstructing firefighting operations, we haven’t heard of many drones being shot out of the sky by a neighbor.
But according to one drone pilot, that's exactly what occurred in Modesto, California on November 28, 2014. That day, Eric Joe skipped Black Friday lines and instead went home to visit his parents. Woman shoots drone: “It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens.” With a single shotgun blast, a 65-year-old woman in rural northern Virginia recently shot down a drone flying over her property.
The woman, Jennifer Youngman, has lived in The Plains, Virginia, since 1990. The Fauquier Times first reported the June 2016 incident late last week. It marks the third such shooting that Ars has reported on in the last 15 months—last year, similar drone shootings took place in Kentucky and California. United States Open (Tennis) United States Open (Tennis) How Brazil is trying (and failing) to keep drones away from the Olympics. On Friday, more than 60,000 people packed into Rio’s Maracanã stadium for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games — but above their heads, something disconcerting was happening.
Observers reported as many as three drones hovering above the stadium, triggering a security panic that reached all the way to the teams providing protection for visiting heads of state. It was the exact scenario Brazilian security had hoped to avoid — but despite the latest equipment and months of preparation, keeping drones out of an open-air stadium is still an extremely difficult job. Behind the scenes, Brazilian authorities have taken bold new steps to keep drones away from designated Olympic areas, but not all of the new measures are effective. The country has partnered with drone manufacturers like DJI to update the onboard software with Olympic geofences, preventing drones from flying in the forbidden areas.
New devices to stop drones in mid-flight. Topicly. Drone in near-miss with passenger plane outside Cornish airport. A drone and a passenger plane carrying 62 people are reported to have had a "near-miss" near an airport in Cornwall on Wednesday.
Police are investigating the incident, which is believed to have happened shortly before 3pm as the commercial flight was preparing to land at Newquay airport. Neither the drone nor the operator have been found, according to Inspector Dave Meredith of the Devon and Cornwall Police. He added: The aircraft was travelling at around 900 feet and was approximately two miles from the airport, just south of St Columb Major, when it reported a near-miss with a drone which flew alongside the aircraft.Police immediately conducted a search of the area but neither the drone nor its operator could be located.
No more details have been released as police conduct their investigation. Amazon recently signed a deal with the UK government to test aspects of commercial drone use, with a view to helping write legislation on a largely unregulated new form of technology. Person Dies In Car Crash After Police Pursue Suspected Drone Pilots. Man arms DIY drone with paintball handgun and shoots human cardboard cutouts.
Drones Are Interfering with Range 12 Firefighting Efforts, Crews Say. PSA from firefighters: Don't fly your damn drones over wildfires.
Range 12 Fire As if fighting wildfires wasn't challenging enough, firefighting crews battling the Range 12 wildfire in southeastern Washington are dealing with drones hampering their aerial relief efforts. Drones have become a relatively common nuisance for firefighters in the last four years despite flight restrictions over wildfire areas. Curious residents are using the small aircrafts to take photos and videos of nearby wildfires, said Elizabeth Shepard, a media representative for the Range 12 Fire. The wildfire, which began on July 30, has burned about 175,000 acres between Yakima and the Hanford Reach National Monument, which is about 10 miles northwest of the Hanford nuclear site.
"The pilots aren't looking for anything else in the airspace. Additionally, if firefighters manning helicopters encounter a drone, "they have to ground their helicopters and planes. Is Seattle Being Buzzed By Drone-Equipped Peeping Toms? Drones: When the Future Sneaks Up on You. German railways to test anti-graffiti drones. FBI Investigating Unidentified Drone Spotted Near JFK Airport. A drone, similar in description to this Aeryon Labs “Scout” model, came within 200 feet of a passenger plane at John F.
Kennedy International Airport. Unmanned Aircraft System (“UAS”) – French Legal Update. Condamné pour le survol de Nancy par un drone. Now drones are being used to expose bank details and passwords: Hackers manage to access 150 phones an hour through Wi-Fi. Experts in London have proved it's possible to use drones to steal dataThey modified an aircraft capable of tapping into a phone's Wi-Fi settings Once it had access, it was able to read and steal personal information Called Snoopy, the drone takes advantage of smartphones that actively search for networks From this it can also see networks those devices have accessed in the pastDuring tests, hackers exposed credit card information and passwords By Sarah Griffiths Published: 11:11 GMT, 21 March 2014 | Updated: 11:14 GMT, 21 March 2014 News that hovering drones can now steal passwords from unsuspecting phones will do little to ease fears that the widespread use of unmanned aircraft could infringe upon our privacy.
Hackers in the U.S have managed to 'steal' information, including Amazon passwords, bank details and even people’s home addresses using an aircraft. Drone et avion – le plus petit n'est pas le moins dangereux ! Un drone frôle un Airbus A320 à l’atterrissage sur l’aéroport de Roissy.
Revealed: How prisoners use drones to smuggle drugs into London prison. Inmates are managing to use drones to smuggle drugs into Pentonville prison because broken windows are not being repaired, a watchdog warned today.
French nuclear plants in new mystery drone overflights: source. Drone carrying drugs crashes near US-Mexico border. 22 January 2015Last updated at 07:18 ET. Military Apologizes After Drone Strike Intended For Yemeni ISIS Base Accidentally Hits West Palm Beach Wedding. WASHINGTON—Attributing the incident to an unfortunate and highly out-of-the-ordinary technological malfunction, officials at the Pentagon apologized this week after a drone strike intended for an ISIS stronghold in the Middle East nation of Yemen accidentally hit a wedding in West Palm Beach, FL, killing 17. “Credible information from operatives on the ground indicated a high-value target on the southern outskirts of Sana’a, however our Hellfire missiles veered some 7,700 miles off target and, regrettably, struck the Epstein-Miller wedding at the Breakers Resort and Spa,” said U.S.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. White House Drone Crash Described as a U.S. Worker’s Drunken Lark. Photo WASHINGTON — It was 42 degrees and raining lightly around 3 a.m. on Monday when an inebriated off-duty employee for a government intelligence agency decided it was a good time to fly his friend’s , a 2-foot-by-2-foot “quadcopter” that sells for hundreds of dollars and is popular among hobbyists. But officials say the plan was foiled, perhaps by wind or a tree, when the employee — who has not been named by the or charged with a crime — lost control of the drone as he operated it from an apartment just blocks from the White House.
He texted his friends, worried that the drone had gone down on the White House grounds, and then went to sleep. It was not until the next morning, when he woke and learned from friends that a drone had been found at the White House, that he contacted his employer, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He then called the Secret Service and immediately began cooperating with an investigation into the incident. Mr. James R. Mr. Mr. But Mr. Man who crashed drone into White House was reportedly drunk. The man who crashed a DJI Phantom drone into the White House grounds on Monday morning has now told Secret Service investigators that he had been drinking prior the accident. According to a report in The New York Times, the man also claims the drone belonged a friend, that he was piloting it and lost control, and that he went to bed worried about exactly where it had come back to earth. President Obama and his family weren't in the White House at the time, but in an interview with CNN, Obama said that he has urged the FAA and other federal agencies to examine how domestic drones are being managed.
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