Fright of the drones: A raising concern

January 28, 2015 8:10 PM

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The issue of drone safety came into sharp focus on Friday in Dubai, when recreational drones forced the closure of Dubai airport for 55 minutes after they veered dangerously close to the flight path of commercial airliners. As a result, some aircraft had to be diverted to Al Maktoum Airport in Jebel Ali.

In another safety scare reported from the US on Monday, the White House in Washington DC temporarily went into lockdown and officials scrambled after a small, commercially-available ‘quadcopter’ drone crashed on the southeast side of America’s executive mansion.

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