A drone pilot has sparked outrage and condemnation by posting a video showing his camera drone “dive bombing” a passenger jet landing at a US airport. The drone came dangerously close to the aircraft during the stunt, which can be seen in the clip above.
The video was originally posted to a Facebook group called “1% FPV” by a “James Jayo Older” with the caption: “Found the SD card.. 1%ers only.”
The video shows the drone hovering above McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas as an airliner approaches in the distance. As the Frontier Airlines airplane approaches the drone, the drone suddenly dives to keep the jet in the frame as it zooms past below.
Although the video was shared privately, a number of people decided to record a screen capture and share it more widely to raise the alarm.
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