Drone Pilot Fined For Endangering World War II Aircraft
A drone pilot in the United Kingdom who flew his drone dangerously close to a historic World War II Hurricane aircraft while thousands of people were standing underneath it was given a fine of almost $4,000 for his actions.
The drone pilot, who was identified as Mark Bagguley and is 49 years old, used his drone to film the Buxton Carnival despite being aware that a flyby was scheduled to take place. He was given a sentence of six months probation with no jail time to serve.
The pilot of the plane and the people watching from the crowds below would have been killed, according to the statements made by the Police, if the drone had collided with the plane.
PC Matthew Moore, flight safety manager for the drones team at Derbyshire Police, said, “Any drone in the air will pose a danger to any manned aircraft.”
He went on to say that there were anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 people in the area at the time, which would have been enough people to cause a catastrophe on…