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Old January 4th, 2018, 10:03 PM   #1
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Drone strikes helicopter main rotor

Good thing it didn't take the helicopter down this time

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Old January 4th, 2018, 11:38 PM   #2
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What an idiot.

He was flying his drone 2.5 miles from where he was physically located, allegedly. I hope they throw the book at him as that kind of stupidity, total irresponsibility, arouses general undeserved hostility towards those of us who operate drones safely and sensibly.

What an idiot.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 01:12 AM   #3
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I wonder how much this will cost for the drone pilot, I hope his insurance covers this or he might loose more then his drone alone.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 01:44 AM   #4
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This has been discussed for a while on the dji forum and a report has been published.
https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-rele...R20171214.aspx
Its a shame that a few stupid individuals ruin it for the majority of sensible owners. I believe we are getting drone registration shortly in the UK.
Unfortunately sensible law abiding people will register and follow all the rules whilst people like this will continue to ignore rules until eventually all drones are banned unless you fly commercially.
Its the same with cars, law abiding people will follow every law and drive sensibly, idiots will drink and drive, speed and drive even whilst disqualified.
Its the nature of idiots. 😏
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Old January 5th, 2018, 09:25 AM   #5
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Old January 5th, 2018, 11:16 AM   #6
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Ed,

I checked your link and other stories at Aviationacorn.com and they seem to be written as a parody in the style of "The Onion" news.

It'll be funny when the government nails this goofball with a $50k bill for a new rotor! I think they'll need to buy the whole set for balance.

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