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By JOAN LOWY 

Drone operator faulted in NY collision with helicopter

 

December 15, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — A recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday

The operator was unaware the Federal Aviation Administration had temporarily banned drone flights in New York when his small drone collided with an Army Blackhawk helicopter on Sept. 21, the board said in a report on the incident. The U.N. General Assembly was meeting in New York at the time.

The helicopter suffered minor damage while the DJI Phantom 4 drone was destroyed, the report s...



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