FAA Probing Whether UAV Was Illegally Used at Crash Scene in Connecticut

Posted by UAO Staff on February 07, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Policy & Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the use of a camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) after it was spotted above a fatal car crash by police officers in Hartford, Conn.

The FAA is concerned that the usage of the UAV may have been illegal, prompting the agency to launch an investigation, according to an article by the Hartford Courant.

The operator, Pedro Rivera, works for a local television station, and the article notes that ‘the presence of a [UAV] … at a crime scene for journalistic purposes violates FAA regulations.’

Rivera told police officers he was not working and that the UAV was his personal property. No arrest was made.

The full article can be found here.

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