FAA Fines Drone Operator For Multiple "Reckless" Crashes In Manhattan

Tyler Durden's picture

Filed under - WTF Headline of the day. The FAA, for the 2nd time in its history, has fined someone (David Zabdlidowsky) for operating (and crashing) an unmanned drone in Midtown Manhattan:

  • FAA FINES DRONE OPERATOR FOR FLIGHT OVER MANHATTAN IN SEPTEMBER
  • FAA RELEASES LETTER CHARGING NY MAN WITH DANGEROUS FLIGHT
  • FAA SAYS DRONE HIT 2 BUILDINGS IN MIDTOWN NYC THEN CRASHED

The drone was operated in a "careless and reckless" manner, according to the letter below, which is hardly surprising given it took off from 38th near what locals call "Pub Alley." Is this what Obama was worrying about?

 

Here is the video of the crash...

 

Full FAA Letter...

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