If it is in the Dily Mail it must be true …
FBI hunts pilot of ‘heavily-modified’ drone that flew into the path of a Customs and Border Protection helicopter and sparked a high-speed chase 14,000 feet over Arizona
A ‘high-powered’ drone ‘orbited’ a US Customs and Border Protection helicopter in February, and law enforcement continue to track down the pilot
- The drone was modified to reach 14,000 feet and speeds over 100mph with a range of 70 miles
- The FBI said the drone made ‘erratic maneuvers’ and flew into military airspace
- The ‘unsafe operation of unmanned aircraft’ became a federal offense in 2018 with the passage of the The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act
- Andrew Rene Hernandez, a 22-year-old Hollywood man, became the first person charged under this law and was sentenced to probation a a $500 fine
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Strange that a Customs and Border Protection helicopter (not Customers as they say), that’s used to patrol and surveil the Border (so obviously fitted out with sophisticated equipment) couldn’t take a picture of it! Must be made of the same invisible material as the Gatwick drone.
How did they know what the modifications would allow it to do?
I smell…yes, that’s right. Manure
I saw daily Mail and came here for the comments
I wouldn’t put a copy of the Daily Fail in the bottom of a gerbils cage personally…
That’s what give’s us dront pilot’s a bad name
I’m sure I’ve seen a drone that may fit the bill mentioned somewhere here before lmao. Just kidding of course.
Reaching for the button
Military ufo lol. Trained spotters didn’t get an image either, hmmm
Worth noting that although they don’t specifically state the helicopter was at 14,000ft when the alleged drone buzzed it, the type of helicopter involved has a max altitude of 15,000ft and its crew would need to have been on oxygen at anything over 12,000 - and few if any helicopters have breathing oxygen supplies fitted
It didn’t happen on 01 April did it? Or was the drone a Predator?
Personally, if the Daily Fail said it was Thursday I wouldn’t believe them without checking another source.
Well said, I really don’t know how they survive. I mean it’s not even suitable as toilet paper.