The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two men flying a drone in uptown Charlotte late Wednesday, police tweeted Thursday.
The police helicopter, Snoopy, had a near-miss with an illegally flown drone last week. The copter pilots took evasive action after the drone passed within 20 feet over crowded BBT Ballpark.
The FAA, in a statement, said it’s looking into a police report that two people were operating an unmanned aircraft system – a drone – from the top of an apartment building off Martin Luther King Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Federal rules prohibit flying over a crowded area. Some uptown residents also suspect hovering drones are peeping into homes.
On Friday, the crew of PSA Airlines flight 5123 reported seeing a drone about 1.5 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport as the plane prepared to land, the FAA said.
There are more than 20,000 unmanned aircraft systems,
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