A DJI Mavic 2, a small quadcopter-type drone, was found carrying a copper wire attached to it by nylon cords in what was believed to be an attempted attack on a power substation in Pennsylvania last year. The report by The Drive claims this is the first time an incident of this...
A police drone of the type DJI Matrice 210 collided with a Cessna, in which two people were seated, during a deployment by a Canadian police force earlier this month. The front of the aircraft was damaged, but it was able to be safely landed. The drone was...
The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has revealed the details of a "serious incident" that occurred on 13 May at Helsinki-Vantaa airport when a drone flew very close to the wing of an airplane during take-off. The agency said that the crew of a...
Drone shows are often touted as an environmentally friendly and safe alternative to traditional fireworks. But safety is only relative, as a recent incident in Shanghai shows. During a drone show, dozens of drones suddenly fell down, resulting in several injuries. Although the show took place...
A 44-year-old man from Rotterdam has been fined 100 euros for not keeping his drone in sight during a drone flight over amusement park De Efteling in Kaatsheuvel (NL), April last year. The judge also considered it proven that the man flew over contiguous buildings, but did not...
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee has arrested two men on Saturday afternoon May 8th 2021 who were searching the grounds of Twente Airport (NL) for a drone that had landed on the grounds earlier that day. This is reported by 112Twente. One of the men had...
The Ultimate Heliport in the Waterfall precinct in Midrand was shut down for an hour on Monday May 3th 2021 after drones were observed flying in the helicopter flight path. On 3 May shortly after 08:00, an Ultimate Heliport employee reported seeing two...
An unmanned U.S. Navy helicopter drone crashed into the side of the littoral combat ship Charleston after taking off from the vessel Tuesday morning April 27, 2021. The mishap occurred as the ship was underway...
In eastern Saudi Arabia, a drone attack was carried out on the port of Ras Tanoura on Sunday March 7th 2021, targeting the oil installations of energy group Aramco. This confirms the Saudi Ministry of Energy. In a residential area in Dhahraan, where...
British aviation occurrence analyst AAIB has released details of a bizarre incident involving an experimental drone. A scale model of an Alauda Airspeeder Mk II racing drone weighing 95 kg became uncontrollable, climbed to a height of about 2.5 km, and then crashed due to an empty battery just...
The Civil Aviation Authority is welcoming the conviction yesterday 18 February 2021 of a recreational drone pilot at the Manukau District Court over a “deceptively dangerous” 2018 mid-air collision between his drone and a trainee paraglider at Karioitahi Beach near...
In Chile, a crew member of a naval helicopter was injured after the aircraft collided with a DJI Mavic Air 2 drone. The media channel RedTv Noticias reports. The drone went right through the windshield and hit one of the occupants in the face, resulting in cuts. ...
A press of the wrong button has resulted in the crash of an Aeryon SkyRanger R60 police drone in Great Britain, worth £ 64,000 (over 70,000 euros). The ground station of the aircraft displayed an error message prior to the crash. The drone pilot wanted to dismiss the message,...
A 22-year-old American may be sentenced to a year in prison for endangering a police helicopter and violating various rules for flying a drone. The man was arrested after investigators found fragments of his drone, which had collided with the helicopter shortly before. The helicopter was...
A MQ-8C Fire Scout helicopter drone crashed last week at a Southern California Navy base, the second unmanned helicopter operated by Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 to crash there in recent months. SC-23 is one of two helo squadrons operating the latest version of...
Drone attacks are every terrorism detective's nightmare. Because they can be controlled and detonated remotely. Now for the first time such a drone has been seized in France. Ready for use. The Belgian police have also been warned. The facts date back to...
A suspected drone collision has been reported with a light aircraft at Rand Airport and an investigation into the incident is underway. The Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa (CUAASA) on 30 October said a drone is suspected to...
A large-sized maritime drone of the Camcopter S-100 type of the company Schiebel crashed in Croatia at the end of August, resulting in a serious forest fire. The cause is still unknown. The drone was used by the Croatian Ministry of Maritime, Transport and Infrastructure to...
Two foreign tourists who let a drone fly above the Binnenhof in the center of The Hague on Tuesday evening July 21th have caused a lot of commotion. The area was briefly cordoned off by police vehicles and the police helicopter also briefly arrived. The tourists...
Last Wednesday night, July 8th, a surveillance drone of the Dutch army crashed on a business park on the Maasvlakte near Rotterdam. That reports RTV Rijnmond. It would be a recently purchased fixed-wing drone...
A reporter from the American television station 8ABCTulsa recorded last week, July 3th, how a drone almost collided with a police helicopter. The incident occurred during a procession honoring a killed police officer in the...
The drone team of the Rotterdam fire brigade lost a drone during an incident on Saturday afternoon July 4th. The drone crashed for an unknown cause when flying near the ship. Since the Drone team has...
As it turns out, a serious incident occurred in Canada in February. A police helicopter collided with a police drone during a joint mission over British Columbia. The helicopter could be safely grounded and no one was injured, but the Canadian Investigation...
A drone carrying a drug load crashed in the courtyard of Brussels prison in Vorst at May 14th in the morning, Brussels' public prosecutor's office said. The drone was being used by someone outside the prison to...
In Latvia a drone was found in a tree during a test flight in early May. The drone with a weight of 26 kg and a maximum flight time of 90 hours was found by an accidental passer-by. The flyaway even led to a...
During an airshow in Detroit (USA) at May 11th...
A drone that the police force in The Hague supervised in the Zuiderpark flew away on Saturday April 11 th for an unknown cause. Region15.nl reports this. The drone flew over the city for about a kilometer and...
A drone sighting at Frankfurt Airport this morning around 11:20 CET has caused serious disruption. The air traffic control authority has stated that aircraft will not be permitted to take off or land until further notice. So...
Flights to and from the Spanish capital's international airport Adolfo Suárez-Barajas were disrupted for over one hour today after Enaire, Spain's air navigation authority, reported the possible presence of drones in the...
A drone was in "dangerous proximity" to a medical helicopter in Colorado (USA). The pilot of a Flight for Life helicopter reported that a drone was flying approximately 100 feet below the aircraft. Colorado deputies have spotted more...
In the first 11 months of 2019, DFS registered 120 dangerous incidents where drones interfered with planes, down from 152 in the same period in 2018. Some incidents were reported from Germany's largest airport in Frankfurt, followed...
A tourist from California was fined $ 20,000 when a drone he was using to take photos of the High Roller Ferris wheel on the Strip went wildly out of control. It took beautiful aerial pictures as it hovered over McCarran International Airport in Las...
A news helicopter in California was struck by an unknown object, believed to be a drone, while in flight yesterday December 4th. Air7 HD, the helicopter for Los Angeles news station KABC-TV, was flying over downtown Los...
Six Air Arabia flights were diverted from Sharjah International airport (U.A.E.) on Thursday November 28th due to suspected drone activity in the area. The incoming flights were diverted to Ras Al Khaimah International...
Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant is the largest in the USA, producing over 3 gigawatts, 35% of Arizona's total power capacity. It supplies electricity to Phoenix and Tucson, as well as San Diego and Los Angeles. The armed guards, gates, fences and barriers were useless on...
Dubai International airport closed on Sunday September 22th for 15 minutes due to suspected drone activity in the area. Two incoming Emirates flights from Brisbane and Delhi were diverted to Dubai World Central and Sharjah...
The A320 had been descending through 1.700 ft in the "final stages" of its ILS approach to Gatwick's runway 26 on April 28th. One of its pilots saw a "dark coloured" drone ahead of the aircraft and took "avoiding...
The Boeing 747 had been descending through 3.500 ft approaching at London Heathrow runway 27L on June 6th. The crew clearly saw a "yellow and orange quadcopter" pass down the left side of the aircraft, with a...
2 Men taken to court after they allegedly operated drones for recreational purposes within 5 km of Paya Lebar Air Base (Singapore) without a valid Class 2 activity permit. Source: The Straits Times ...
Forces loyal to eastern Libya destroyed a Turkish drone at Tripoli's only working airport temporarily halting civilian flights as tensions between Ankara and the eastern administration escalated. They hit the drone during an...
A trauma helicopter transporting a casualty of a car accident had to avoid a collision with a rather large "professional" drone. A collision was just prevented. The drone was flying higher than allowed and in a no-fly zone around the landing...
Unauthorized drone flying caused the second spate of delays and flight diversions in less than a week at Singapore's Changi airport. Around 18 departures and arrivals were delayed and seven flights were...
From January to May 2019, a total of 891 cases were reported where drones were detected flying in the no-fly zone of Gimhae Airport (South Korea). A complete anti-drone system was developed against this backdrop to detect illegal drones around the clock in...
Milan's Malpensa airport was temporarily closed by a drone flying near a terminal, forcing four planes to be redirected to nearby airports. Three flights landed at Milan's Linate airport and a fourth in Turin. There was...
A drone sighting prompted a 30-minute stoppage of air traffic at Frankfurt airport (Germany), one of the world's busiest airports. The incident involved a single drone. Source: Reuters ...
The airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli reopened after a brief closure due to an unidentified drone flying in the area. Source: Reuters ...
Flights at Dubai International Airport were temporarily grounded due to suspected drone activity. Dubai airport is the world's busiest for international travelers. There are severe penalties in the United Arab...
Reports of drone sightings in northern New Jersey temporarily halted arrivals at Newark Liberty International Airport. Flights were briefly suspended after two drones were seen flying at 3.500 feet...
Drone sightings caused three days of travel chaos at London's Gatwick Airport, resulting in the cancellation or diversion of about 1.000 flights at an estimated cost of more than 50...
In the US, controversy has arisen about a video showing how a drone is passed by a helicopter just below. The U.S. aviation authority FAA has initiated an investigation into the authenticity of the video. According to the creator of the video, he flew below the maximum allowed flight height for...
Venezuelan authorities detained six people over drone explosions at a rally led by President Nicolas Maduro.Suspects launched two drones laden with explosives. One drone was "diverted" by security forces while the second fell and hit an appartement building. The...
The United Arab Emirates denied reports that Yemen's Iranian-aligned Houthi movement attacked Abu Dhabi airport with a drone. Operations were unaffected. Source: Reuters    ...
The Iranian-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said it had attacked a Saudi Aramco refinery in Riyadh using a drone. The oil company said there was a limited fire at the plan which has not affected the activities and there were no...
Last Friday, May 25th 2018, a helicopter collided with a drone north of Lago Maggiore in the Swiss canton of Ticino. This is reported by various Swiss media. The helicopter was able to...
Incidents involving drones rose last year in Germany though less than expected given the popularity of the devices. The Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) air traffic authority said the number of incidents involving drones flying near commercial aircraft rose to 88 in 2017, up from 66 the...
The pilot of a drone that was hit by a Black Hawk army helicopter near Staten Island, New York, in September, was not even aware that his drone was involved in a collision. This is evident from an investigation by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into the...
A drone flying over Roma in the direction of Vatican City caused a lot of panic. They feared for a terror attack by IS. The Italian police searched on the streets and a helicopter for the drone, but nothing was found. Vatican City is a no-fly zone. Source:...
Islamic State has been using drones to attack Iraqi troops advancing in the northern city of Mosul. Daesh uses drones for surveillance and sometimes it attaches explosives to them and uses to target commanders or...
Power utility Eskom revealed a drone crashed at its Koeberg Power Station, located approximately 30 km northwest of Cape Town in contravention of the nuclear safety regulations. The drone in question was returned to its owner without the investigation having been...
A British Airways passenger aircraft was hit by what most likely was a drone as it prepared to land at Britain's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest airport. The aircraft landed safely. The aircraft was fully examined by...