Video: Las Vegas Errant Drone Pilot Fined US$20,000
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November 27, 2019 - by Mark Huber for ainonline.com
The FAA has fined the pilot of an errant recreational drone $20,000 for landing next to an active runway in Las Vegas.
Reuben Burciaga lost control of his DJI Phantom 3 shortly after launching it from a parking garage in June 2018 and flying toward the 550-foot tall passenger observation wheel at the Linq Hotel's open-air entertainment complex on the Las Vegas strip.
(see video below)
It then continued to fly on its own, uncontrolled, at an altitude up to 450 feet agl until landing at the airport.
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