‘It could have been a catastrophic incident,’ CMPD says of drone near helicopter

Updated: Jun 8, 2017 – 5:38 PM


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s helicopter, Snoopy, nearly hit a drone Wednesday night while it was flying over uptown Charlotte.

The helicopter was flying near BBT Ballpark just before 9 p.m. when the pilot spotted the drone dangerously close.

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