Authorities have issued a warning to the public Friday after they say two flying drones disrupted wildfire operations in Southern California this week.
The blaze about 90 miles east of Los Angeles has charred 36 square miles of timber and brush since June 17. As of Thursday, it was only 21 percent contained.
Fixed wing air craft had to be grounded Wednesday evening due to FAA regulations, after a drone was seen flying over the Onyx Summit area around 5:30 p.m., Cal Fire officials say.
Michael Luzansky, owner of Lucky7Drones, says the company was shooting an instructional video on 13th Street Wednesday night when the man smacked the drone out of the air.
Enrique Iglesias is undergoing reconstructive hand surgery in Los Angeles after his fingers were sliced during a recent concert.
The 40-year-old heartthrob was flown to Los Angeles for treatment.
The proposal arrives as companies such as Amazon continue to develop a drone delivery system and smaller businesses, in industries like filmmaking and real estate, hope to give their projects an aerial view.
Some in the aviation community are calling for tighter laws and regulations after a potentially hazardous event was avoided at LAX involving a commercial flight and a drone.
The plane was making its final descent into the Los Angeles airport Sunday when the pilot reported the close call, according to audio obtained by NBC News.
Police in a Mexican border city said Wednesday that a drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot.
The FAA is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators.
Community activists opposed to the use of drone technology by law enforcement in Los Angeles and across the state of California were expected to rally Monday at City Hall.
State lawmakers Wednesday passed a bill that would protect privacy rights of Californians establishing basic restrictions on the government use of unmanned aerial systems, also known as “drones”.
Larger-than-life-sized Disney characters could one day take to the skies over the Happiest Place On Earth using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Community activists Thursday held a rally at City Hall against the recent acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones – by the Los Angeles Police Department.