FAA investigates drone flown over Panthers game

Chopper 9 over Bank of America Stadium (WSOC)

Chopper 9 over Bank of America Stadium (WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man was questioned by police who they say flew a drone over the Bank of America Stadium during the Panthers-Chiefs game last week.

According to WSOC, the unmanned aircraft system “drone” had a camera mounted on it as it flew over the NFL game on Aug. 17.

Police turned the investigation over to the Federal Aviation Administration that released a statement that said, “The FAA is investigating a report it received from local law enforcement about an unmanned aircraft operating over Bank of America Stadium during an NFL game on Aug. 17.”

According to the FAA, it’s illegal to fly an unmanned aircraft system near the stadium because it’s close to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and is therefore in a Class-B airspace where drones are prohibited.

Flying over the sporting event may also violate more regulations since the NFL is also involved.

Source: WSOC

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