Category Archives: Jackassery/Miscreants

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

Trains delayed after moron gets stuck retrieving drone next to tracks

Trains are delayed from Brighton today – because firefighters had to rescue a man who fell down the embankment by Brighton Station when attempting to retrieve his drone.

The drama unfolded just after 3.30pm when the man climbed over the wall at Howard Place, Brighton to retrieve his drone after getting it stuck in a tree.

He climbed down the wall to retrieve his drone, however he then got stuck and could not climb up or down the wall.

The fire and rescue team were called to assist, and they asked Network Rail to turn the power off to the track while they rescued him.

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This is what a bomb-carrying drone looked like after it was shot down.

Turkish security forces seized a bomb-laden drone reportedly made by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the eastern province of Ağrı on Nov. 11.

The drone was seized in the Mount Tendürek area between Ağrı’s Doğubayazıt district and the eastern province of Van’s Çaldıran district during counter-terrorism operations, according to the Turkish Armed Forces’ (TSK) statement.

The bomb-laden drone, which is used as an air attack method by Islamic State, Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants in Iraq and Syria, was reportedly seen used in a plot by the PKK for the first time.

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Drone strikes passenger jet.

In a chilling incident in Argentina, a drone hit a passenger plane on approach as it was flying over Tierra Santa religious theme park in Buenos Aires. The jet landed safely.

An Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737-800, flying from Trelew, northeastern Patagonia, was struck by a drone during the final landing approach to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport, La Capital reports. At the time of the accident, the plane was flying over the Tierra Santa theme park.

While the Boeing landed safely, the captain of the aircraft notified the tower that a major incident was averted, after the drone struck below the window on the commander’s side of the aircraft.

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Drone operators could be fined $25K for Bridge stunts.

A group of drone operators whose stunts over the Alex Fraser Bridge sparked two separate investigations last month is facing a potential fine of up to $25,000, CTV News has learned.

Members of Rotor Riot sent a drone zooming up and down the towers of the busy crossing back in October, then uploaded the video to their YouTube page.

Both the Delta Police Department and Transport Canada launched investigations into the stunts, and on Friday the group said it is facing a stiff penalty in the tens of thousands of dollars.

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Drone Video Captures Shooter Opening Fire at Concert.

The aerial video shows concertgoers at the back of Boosie’s show in Gardena Friday night — and right in the middle of the crowd you see a man in a blue jacket raise his arm to start shooting. The shots instantly sent everyone running. It’s unclear what, if anything, provoked the shooter.

It looks and sounds like someone returned fire in this incident. In the video there appear to be multiple people fleeing the scene with weapons in hand.

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6 hurt as drone crashes into crowd in park.

A 4-kilogram drone hovering over a park during an event in Gifu Prefecture on Saturday suddenly crashed into the crowd, injuring six people including children, police said.

The victims, aged between 5 and 48, sustained minor injuries such as scratches on foreheads and shoulders, according to the police.

The drone, about 85 centimeters in diameter and 55 cm in height, was scattering sweets from the air at the park in Ogaki, during the event showcasing robotic technologies, the police said. The event was organized by a local tourism association.

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Man arrested after he wouldn’t stop flying drone over youth football game.

A man was arrested after flying his drone over a football field where a youth league game was taking place in Ledyard.

Police arrested 31-year-old Daquawn Knight after officers asked him to stop flying the drone, and he refused. Police were called to the field after youth football officials asked him to stop flying it.

The youth football game was stopped as the drone flew overhead.

Knight was arrested after safely landing the drone.

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Flaming French drone targets anti-Trump art

Shia LaBeouf’s artistic protest against US President Donald Trump has been attacked by a flaming drone in western France where it went on display this month.

The project, which features a white flag with the words “He Will Not Divide Us” filmed round-the-clock by a camera, has already moved several times because of security problems.

Now installed above an art gallery in an old biscuit factory in the French city of Nantes, the flag came under attack overnight Tuesday-Wednesday by a drone, which attempted for several minutes to set it on fire.

The remotely-piloted arson attempt failed when the drone crashed.

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Drone temporarily halts a life flight rescue in Washington County, Utah.

According to the St. George News, a mountain biker on a trail was flown to the hospital after severely fracturing his leg.  A drone that was being flown in the area prevented the helicopter from reaching the injured man, according to reports.  The rider was inaccessible to fire trucks, forcing respondents to reach the injured man on foot.

“We couldn’t even get our UTV anywhere close to where the men were located, and it even took a while on the phone with the other rider to actually identify where they were even located,” St. George Fire Battalion Chief Robert Hooper said.

Paramedics on the scene determined that the injured man was unable to be moved, and decided to call Intermountain Life Flight.  Soon after calling the helicopter, respondents were tipped off that there was a drone in the area. As a result, they were forced to temporarily postpone the flight until the airspace was determined to be safe.

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