Ohio Man Arrested After Drone Obstructs Medical Helicopter

Posted by UAO Staff on April 15, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Policy & Regulations

An Ohio man has been arrested for operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that allegedly impeded a medical helicopter from landing.

After a pickup truck crashed into a tree on Saturday morning in Clark County, 31-year-old Kele M. Stanley went to the scene after hearing a report on his scanner, according to an article by the Dayton Daily News. He intended to record and photograph the accident with his UAV.

Stanley then reportedly refused to stop flying the hexacopter as a medical helicopter prepared to land. Although the helicopter did safely land and depart, Stanley was arrested on suspicion of obstructing official business, misconduct at an emergency and disorderly conduct.

He claims that the situation was a misunderstanding, in that he was never informed that a medical helicopter was en route.

Stanley has since been released from jail and was scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.

The full Dayton Daily News article is available here.

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