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Morons whose stupid or illegal drone activities will lead to over-regulation for the rest of us.

Army Helicopters Hit By Drone Over Staten island according to Officials

The FBI is investigating after a drone hit a pair of Army helicopters over Staten Island earlier this week.

Army officials said that two Blackhawk helicopters, with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, were damaged after coming in contact with the drone about 500 feet above Midland Beach just after dark on Thursday.

The impact dented one helicopter, cracked a window and damaged its rotor blades. It was enough damage, Army officials said, that the helicopters had to land in nearby Linden, New Jersey.

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Drone falls from the sky at Palms Place pool, injures woman. Las Vegas, Nevada

A young woman was hospitalized after being hit by a drone at a hotel pool near the Las Vegas Strip.

Kristen Rebollo was lounging at Palms Place and saw the moment the drone fell from the sky, striking the woman.

“Something just hit her in the leg and we looked over and she just started screaming,” Rebollo said.

She says her fellow guest had a deep cut in her upper thigh.  Meanwhile, Rebollo says the drone battery burst into flames, burning a hole through a pool chair.

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Peeping Drone Pilot arrested in Chicago, Il.

A 52-year-old female “victim” observed the drone flying outside the 42nd floor of a condo tower in the 500 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Amit Kleiman, 31, attempted to recover the drone when it landed on the third floor, police say.

He was taken into custody and charged with one count each of criminal trespass; reckless conduct; and breach of peace. Kleiman was also charged with two counts of having a small  unmanned aircraft, police say.

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Racehorse hit by drone in parade ring incident at Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland

The drone was flying over the parade ring and briefly landed on the racehorse, St Killenagh, causing a commotion, after which the operator was approached by a delegation of senior Turf Club stewards.

Killarney racecourse manager Micheal Lucey has described the incident that led to Keith Watson’s runner St Killenagh being struck by a drone in the parade ring before he contested a handicap chase on Tuesday night as reckless.

“He was a tourist and I’m not sure he understood the gravity of what he was doing,” Lucey added. “But what happened was reckless, there’s no doubt about that.

“These things are small and easily disguised and brought into a racecourse. I’m not sure what protocols will have to be put in place to ensure they’re not there, but certainly advertising and signage to the effect that drones aren’t to be used and that prosecutions will follow if they are.”

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Farmer arrested after home-made drone forces high-speed train to make emergency stop

The incident in Luan county, Hebei province, China posed a serious threat to the safety of passengers on board the train, according to the Beijing Railway Police Bureau.

The authorities did not say how close the radio-controlled plane had been to the train. It was also unclear when the incident had happened.

The suspect was a farmer from a nearby village in Qinglong mountain, according to the report.

The man, who has not been named. built the aircraft at home and took it out for a test flight.

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Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Man pursued by shark after swimming away from police.

On Wednesday afternoon at around 4:15 p.m., Surf City police officers stopped 20-year-old Zachary Kingsbury. Police spotted contraband in Kingsbury’s vehicle and asked the young man, who hails from Linwood, Washington, to step out of his vehicle. Shortly after police began interviewing him, Kingsburgy took off on foot, heading towards the beach.

As Surf City Police watched, Kingsbury continued running into the ocean and began swimming away from shore. Police deployed a drone and were able to track Kingsbury for some time.

A shark can clearly be seen following Kingsbury through the water.

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