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stuka75
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I'm surprised no one has mentioend this incident in this or phantom pilots  forums that I'm aware of. This what we've all been afraid of. Will be interesting to see what the consequences are.
2017-10-12 06:09:23
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Labroides
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It was all over all forums about two weeks ago
2017-10-12 06:42:38
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RedHotPoker
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I would hate to see what my Align TRex 700E DFC HV would do to your Phantom.

I would not relish, to pay out of pocket, for my repairs, after seeing what your drone could destroy, of my pricey heli. Ha



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2017-10-12 08:33:26
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ALABAMA
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No word on whether any parts were recovered on land. That would easily identify the culprit.
2017-10-12 08:56:31
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Montfrooij
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I have a feeling this is 'old' news .
2017-10-12 13:23:38
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RedHotPoker
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ALABAMA Posted at 2017-10-12 08:56
No word on whether any parts were recovered on land. That would easily identify the culprit.

Didn't they pull a Phantom 3 motor and arm from the helicopter door?



RedHotPoker
2017-10-12 14:37:56
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-10-12 13:23
I have a feeling this is 'old' news .

Yes, very old news at this point.

- The "drone" was a Phantom 4
- The "drone" operator came forward the next day
- The NTSB is assisting with the investigation since the "drone" is considered a civilian aircraft
2017-10-12 14:40:18
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stuka75
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Apparently I missed all the followup both here  and in the media. So it goes.
2017-10-12 16:23:12
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stuka75 Posted at 2017-10-12 16:23
Apparently I missed all the followup both here  and in the media. So it goes.

No problem, only now it seems like there were 10 collisions
2017-10-12 21:44:15
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sSunSets
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Somebody's in big big trouble. If that was a bad actor,  Things could have been worse. Doesn't look good 4 a hobbist.
2017-10-13 11:48:29
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ACW
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Shows the importance of keeping the quad under 400' AGL at all times.
2017-10-13 12:03:02
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Michgolden
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The Army, Secret Service, NYPD, FAA, NTSB, and the FBI are all involved! Wouldn't want to have been the owner of that one.
2017-10-13 18:31:11
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Labroides
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ACW Posted at 2017-10-13 12:03
Shows the importance of keeping the quad under 400' AGL at all times.

Staying under 400 ft doesn't completely prevent drone/aircraft interactions.
There are plenty of situations where planes and helicopters can quite legally fly below 400 ft.
2017-10-14 00:25:18
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Labroides Posted at 2017-10-14 00:25
Staying under 400 ft doesn't completely prevent drone/aircraft interactions.
There are plenty of situations where planes and helicopters can quite legally fly below 400 ft.

I know but given that 99% of manned aircraft fly at over 500' it surely minimises the risk hence why most aviation authorities permit drones to be flown up to 400' AGL whilst in VLOS.
2017-10-14 01:03:03
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