Miffed by buzzing noise, vacationer fires multiple shots at DJI drone
A $13,000 DJI M300 RTK drone was fired upon multiples time by a vacationer last week while the aircraft was inspecting critical infrastructure in the Netherlands. UAS service provider Zero Gravity Drone, which was conducting the inspection, says it has filed a complaint with the local police.
According to Zero Gravity Drone, a vacationer — who was staying some 200m from where the drone was flying — fired several shots from an air pistol at the company’s M300 RTK drone until one of the bullets hit the aircraft.
Incidentally, the crew didn’t notice that something was amiss while the drone was airborne, but once it had landed successfully, the man with an air pistol confronted the Zero Gravity Drone team directly.
As an altercation ensued, the man indicated he had experienced noise pollution from the drone. When asked whether he did not experience the same problem with other low-flying aircraft or paragliders, the man said he would like to shoot them as…