Dublin Man’s DJI Drone Misstep
In Ireland, a man charged with the illegal operation of a DJI drone in Dublin Airport’s critical area now faces the prospect of a jury trial, according to court proceedings. Ainis Guzauskus, a 41-year-old father of two, had his original charge upgraded to intentionally disrupting the operation of an air navigation facility.
In a Dublin District Court appearance before Judge Treasa Kelly, Guzauskus, a resident of Ridgewood Close, Swords, Dublin, received his updated charge. The initial charge, filed in February, accused Guzauskus of triggering a false alarm by operating an unmanned aerial system (drone) within Dublin Airport’s critical zone.
The replaced charge implicates Guzauskus under section three of the Air Navigation and Transport Act 1975. The allegation states that on July 2, 2022, Guzauskus illegally and intentionally disrupted Dublin Airport’s operations by flying a “DJI Mavic Mini 2” drone.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) reportedly stated that…