This video shot from News Chopper 2 shows an unidentified drone sweeping across the sky after coming within 10 feet of the chopper — twice — at an altitude at least double the allowable drone maximum of 400 hundred feet.
NewsChopper 2 had a close encounter with a drone while flying over a massive fire in Squirrel Hill.
The government is getting near-daily reports – and sometimes two or three a day – of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It’s a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual.
Most people call them drones, but technically they’re unmanned aerial vehicles. Whatever their name, they’re in very high demand, especially for commercial video.
Police were called Thursday after someone allegedly flew a drone over PNC Park during last night’s Pirates game.