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Pilot Sent to Prison for Lying to Accident Investigators

An Alaska pilot convicted of lying to federal investigators after a fatal 2014 crash was sentenced to a 12-month prison term. Drone pilots have to abide by the same rules and regulations so beware, lying to investigators can send you to jail. According to the Anchorage Daily News, “Federal prosecutors said that Kirst lied to investigators by misleading them about ... Read More »

Drone Accident Database Online Now at ReportDroneAccident.com

I got frustrated trying to hunt down actual data on drone accidents, issues, and crashes after my April 2020 inflight emergency with the drone. What I discovered were some disappointing facts. Actual crash data is hard to come by. Drone failure information is not widely available to help you better understand the safety risks your aircraft may have. Manufacturers are ... Read More »

Pilot Encounters Drone Where It Should Not Be

The NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System just shared this disturbing drone story. A private pilot sighted what was thought to be a large bird in controlled airspace. The pilot’s confusion changed to surprise when the species was identified. The pilot reported, “I departed Grand Prairie Municipal Airport at 2,500 feet with a southerly heading until I was clear of Cedar ... Read More »