Legal Brief: Tourist fined $20K for Losing Control of Drone that Landed at Airport

By David Schonauer   Tuesday December 3, 2019

If you want to fly your drone on the Las Vegas strip, you need to secure approval from the Federal Aviation Administration first. In June 2018, California tourist Reuben Burciaga learned this the hard way. He was attempting to capture an aerial perspective of the High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ hotel and casino with his drone. Burciaga's drone ended up flying two miles away from its takeoff point and landed a few feet away from an active runway at Vegas’s McCarran International Airport. The mistake cost Burciaga $20,000, notes DP Review.

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