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.
" The shooter, William Merideth, who has dubbed himself the "Drone Slayer," was cleared on state criminal charges in October 2015. For his part, Boggs previously gave Ars footage showing that the drone was well over 200 feet in the air before it was shot down. 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.
During the afternoon, Joe flew what he described to Ars as a homemade hexacopter drone. His aerial device hovered low and moved slow, logging just three and a half minutes of flight time in total. Then, bang. "When I went out to go find it, I saw him come out shotgun-in-hand," Joe told Ars by phone on Thursday. "I asked: ‘Did you shoot that thing?’ Joe claimed that McBay said: "I thought it was a CIA surveillance device.
" Joe started the conversation: It was nice to meet you and your son. Joe included an itemized list of the damaged parts, which rounded up to an even $700. McBay responded: Joe wrote back: 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. Youngman told Ars that she had just returned from church one Sunday morning and was cleaning her two shotguns—a .410 and a .20 gauge—on her porch.
She had a clear view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and neighbor Robert Duvall’s property (yes, the same Robert Duvall from The Godfather). Youngman had seen two men set up a card table on what she described as a “turnaround place” on a country road adjacent to her house. “I go on minding my business, working on my .410 shotgun and the next thing I know I hear ‘bzzzzz,’" she said. The men complied. 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 "It sows confusion" Drones | 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.
However, drone incidents are becoming increasingly more of a concern, and reports made to the police have soared in recent years. Listing image by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images. Person Dies In Car Crash After Police Pursue Suspected Drone Pilots. <img src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD1879" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1880">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1882">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1884">pixel</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1886">. </span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1888">quantserve</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1890">. </span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1892">com</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1894">/</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1896">pixel</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1898">/</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1900">p</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1902">-</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1904">cafODhhaQOlCs</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1906">.
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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. They're not looking for a small craft that can be sucked into a propeller," said Shepard. According to Shepard, drones aren't just an issue with the Range 12 Fire. 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 | Threat Level.
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. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday it is investigating an unidentified black drone an Alitalia pilot said he encountered while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Flight #608 pilot said he saw the 3-foot-wide drone, with four propellers, at about 1,750 feet Monday, three miles before touching down. Whether it was a hobbyist breaking the Federal Aviation Administration’s 400-foot-altitude rule or a real spy vessel from the Evil Empire is unknown. “The FBI is asking anyone with information about the unmanned aircraft or the operator to contact us,” said John Giacalone, the special agent in charge of the bureau’s New York field office.
Federal lawmakers last month introduced legislation regulating state and federal government use of unmanned drones (.pdf) in the United States. 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. Scroll down for video The drone, known as Snoopy, seeks out smartphones that have Wi-Fi turned on. 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. On a frôlé la catastrophe. Didier Gazagne est intervenu dans le 12:45 présenté par Laure Milliat-Desorgher du vendredi 4 mars 2016 sur M6. Drone et avion : un véritable bras de fer s’est instauré. Il y a pourtant des règles à respecter. Les faits – Le 19 février 2016, un Airbus A320 d’Air France en provenance de Barcelone s’apprête à atterrir à l’aéroport de Roissy, quand, à 1600 m. d’altitude, le copilote aperçoit un drone à seulement 5 mètres de l’appareil. Le droit – Les drones doivent évoluer dans un espace aérien qui est inférieur à 150 mètres et les zones d’approche près des aéroports sont des zones interdites, de même que les centrales nucléaires et les zones militaires sensibles.
Revealed: How prisoners use drones to smuggle drugs into London prison | UK. Inmates are managing to use drones to smuggle drugs into Pentonville prison because broken windows are not being repaired, a watchdog warned today. Staff were making “every effort” to stop drugs and “other contraband” from getting in, said the Independent Monitoring Board for the London jail. But it warned that their attempts were “like holding a hand up against the incoming tide” because “dilapidated” windows had made most of the prison “porous” to the streets outside. It said drones were being “steered to ledges outside broken windows” to bring drugs in. Illicit substances were also being “hauled up on lines” and inmates were further exploiting the prison’s tatty state by passing drugs and banned mobile phones between cells. The board said replacing “the 100 worst windows” could make “a big difference” in countering the flow and criticised ministers for failing to ensure contractors did the repairs, despite the problem being known for two years.
Reuse content. 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 The six-propeller drone crashed in a car park A drone carrying more than six pounds (2.7kg) of methamphetamine has crashed near Mexico's border with the US. Mexican police in Tijuana say they were alerted to an unidentified object in a car park of a shopping centre. "The drone had packages taped to it and was covered with plastic bags containing the drug known as crystal", the local police chief said. Authorities are investigating where the flight originated, who controlled it and where it was bound for.
Authorities are investigating who controlled the drone Police say it is not the first time a drone has been used for smuggling drugs across the border. In April, US authorities in South Carolina found a drone outside a prison fence which had been carrying mobile phones, marijuana and tobacco. Other attempts to smuggle drugs have included catapults and ultralight aircraft. 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. Mark Welsh, who added that while the military always attempts to minimize collateral damage inflicted by drones, occasional domestic tragedies such as this one do occur from time to time, before noting that the Pentagon was offering “generous” condolence payments to grieving loved ones for each guest and member of the Tom Vilone Celebration Band killed. 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. He wants regulators to find ways to ensure drones "aren't dangerous and that they're not violating people's privacy.
" "We don't really have any kind of regulatory structure at all for it. " He also noted that drones could provide tremendous value with new applications around farming and land conservation. FBI Investigating Unidentified Drone Spotted Near JFK Airport | Threat Level. Man arms DIY drone with paintball handgun and shoots human cardboard cutouts.
Cameras on drone aircraft trigger calls for legislation.