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Insurance Drones Could Be Coming To A Car Crash Near You

Drones have quickly become increasingly common in many circumstances, but what about for insurance?

05/23/2015

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FAA Is Investigating Drone Near-Miss With Television Chopper

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.

05/15/2015

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FAA Investigating After Drone Nearly Collides With KDKA News Chopper

NewsChopper 2 had a close encounter with a drone while flying over a massive fire in Squirrel Hill.

05/15/2015

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Plane Slides Off The Runway At Butler Co. Airport

Officials say a plane slid off the runway at the Butler County airport.

03/16/2015

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FAA Hiring Changes Leaving Some Qualified Air Traffic Controllers Without Jobs

he days leading up to and after Thanksgiving are some of the busiest time of the year to fly. Some say a change in the way the FAA hires people for those jobs could affect passengers’ safety.

11/27/2014

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FAA Sees Dramatic Rise In Drone Sightings Near Airports

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.

11/12/2014

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FAA Drone Rules Spark Outcry From Local Businesses

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.

07/24/2014

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Obama Calls For Immediate Access To MH 17 Crash Site

President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have “immediate and full access” to the site in eastern Ukraine where a passenger jet was shot down last week.

07/21/2014

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Monitors Trying To Secure Ukraine Plane Crash Site

International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted.

07/19/2014

Pieces of wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are pictured on July 18, 2014 in Shaktarsk, the day after it crashed.  (Photo Credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

President: At Least 1 American On Board Malaysia Airline Flight

At least one American was on board the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine Thursday.

07/18/2014

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CCBC Air Traffic Controller Students Rejected By FAA Over New Hiring Process

Some students at a local school that trains air traffic controllers are getting bad news: rejections from the FAA because of a new way of hiring.

07/11/2014

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FAA, Police Investigating Drone Over PNC Park During Pirates – Mets Game

Police were called Thursday after someone allegedly flew a drone over PNC Park during last night’s Pirates game.

06/27/2014

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Disaster Narrowly Avoided After Small Plane Crashes Into Power Lines

One person was hurt when a small plane went down, hitting some power lines on Saturday afternoon in Fayette County.

05/31/2014

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Was Use Of Drones At Marathon Legal?

Above the Pittsburgh Marathon this weekend, three small remote-controlled copters were shooting pictures of the event.

05/07/2014

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Marathon Buzzed By Drones They Hired

If you were at the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday and looked up, you might have noticed an object in the sky — an unmanned aircraft system buzzing around the site.

05/05/2014

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