Baltimore’s Nov. 16 NFL game invaded by five different illegal drone flights
Has Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium become a hub of illegal drone activity during the National Football League (NFL) Ravens’ home games? It’s starting to sound that way, with news that several more UAVs were active on November 16 than the craft that famously caused that day’s contest to be suspended.
On field officials halted that Thursday night game between the Ravens and visiting Cincinnati Bengals twice, applying NFL rules evoked when drones are identified flying in stadiums – which in this case involved a craft above the playing surface itself. Though much coverage of those incidents focused on the operator – who claimed not to have known use of the craft is prohibited in or around arenas during games – and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) investigation into the disruption, it turns out there was a lot more to the story that initially reported.
According to an account published this week by the Baltimore Sun,…