Close Calls Spur US Drone Registration

October 19, 2015 10:16 PM

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Close Calls Spur US Drone Registration

The U.S. government will soon require many drone aircraft to be registered, a move prompted by the growing number of reported close calls as planes fly into and out of some of the nation's biggest airports, federal officials announced Monday.

Officials say the registration will give drone operators accountability so that when a drone enters prohibited airspace or breaks a law, the operator can be traced through the registration.

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