Worldwide Drone Incidents

Learn about the latest drone-related incidents and intrusions from around the world

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All drone incidents documented by the press worldwide

We know from our customers that the number of unreported cases is far higher and that many incidents are not reported to the press for reputational and security reasons.

Incident

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Israel carried out a drone strike on an Iranian ammunition factory

Government/Military

Ishafan, Iran

January 29, 2023

Punjab: Drone with 5 kg heroin shot down near India-Pakistan border, two held

Government/Military

Kakkar, India

January 22, 2023

Southampton and Aston Villa players rushed off pitch as drone flies above St Mary's

Stadiums

Southampton, United Kingdom

January 21, 2023

Contraband seized at Bath Institution after suspected drone drop

Prisons

Kingston, ON, Canada

January 19, 2023

Texas DPS encounter 'drone incursions,' recover make-shift ladders used to scale wall

Government/Military

McAllen, TX, USA

January 19, 2023

Contraband seized at Joyceville Institution

Prisons

Kingston, ON, Canada

January 17, 2023

A drone came dangerously close to a UN plane at 3,400 feet near the runway of Islamabad airport

Airports

Rawalpindi, Pakistan

January 16, 2023

Bungling County Durham cop crashes drone into house during major operation

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Horden, United Kingdom

January 16, 2023

Man fined for filming private forest area of Anamalai Tiger Reserve using drone

Private/Non-Coporate

Tamil Nadu, India

January 15, 2023

Man charged after drone with prohibited items crashes near Beaver Creek Institution

Prisons

Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada

January 5, 2023

Border Force Fires At Pak Drone, Pushes It Back Across Punjab Border

Government/Military

Gurdaspur, India

January 1, 2023

Federal Police shot down four unauthorized drones that flew over the Esplanada dos Ministério during President Lula da Silva's inauguration ceremony

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Brasilia, Brazil

January 1, 2023

Drone crash on Netflix set causes ‘serious disfigurement’ to actor’s face

Entertainment/Media

Taiwan

December 27, 2022

Suspicious drone flights over Val-de-Reuil prison

Prisons

Val-de-Reuil, France

December 26, 2022

Drone crashes on track, Delhi Metro halts for 1 hour on Magenta Line

Energy/Utilities

Delhi, India

December 25, 2022

BSF shoots down Pak drone, seizes 4.3 kg contraband in Amritsar

Government/Military

Daoke, India

December 21, 2022

It's not a joke or funny' Drone harassing children, staff & therapy horses at Eliada Home

Private/Non-Coporate

Asheville, NC, USA

December 17, 2022

An assassination was foiled: a drone with an explosive device, on the main street in Jaffa

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Jaffa, Israel

December 15, 2022

Three arrested for attempting to smuggle tobacco items into Machang prison using drone

Prisons

Kelantan, Malaysia

December 12, 2022

Deputies: Drone delivering contraband to correctional facility; two arrested

Prisons

Bennettsville, SC, USA

December 11, 2022

Drone spirals, crash-lands near popular Auckland bar after hitting bird

Private/Non-Coporate

Auckland, New Zealand

December 9, 2022

Contraband seized following suspected drone drop at Joyceville Institution

Prisons

Kingston, ON, Canada

December 4, 2022

BSF Shot down a drone with a payload of 2 kg heroin near the international border in Amritsar

Government/Military

Amritsar, India

December 4, 2022

FAA: Spirit Airlines crew found unusual drone flying beneath their plane at BWI airport

Airports

Baltimore, MD, USA

December 4, 2022

Airport in Japan's Okinawa Pref. disrupted by possible drone sighting

Airports

Naha, Okinawa, Japan

December 4, 2022

Another drone drop suspected after drugs, tobacco seized at Warkworth Institution

Prisons

Warkworth, ON, Canada

December 2, 2022

Two Pakistani drones shot down by BSF, 10kg of heroin recovered

Government/Military

Amritsar, India

November 28, 2022

Drone spotted hovering around people’s homes in Norfolk County

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Delhi, ON, Canada

November 28, 2022

A Cartel Used Armed Drones and a Plane to Bomb Police

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Mexico

November 26, 2022

A Cartel Used Armed Drones and a Plane to Bomb Police

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Jalisco, Mexico

November 26, 2022

Drone Drops IEDs, Rs 5 Lakh Cash In J&K’s Samba

Government/Military

Jammu and Kashmir, India

November 24, 2022

AXL ROSE Slams ‘Drone Pirates’ At GUNS N’ ROSES Shows

Stadiums

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

November 24, 2022

Three Arrested For Flying Drone During PM Modi’s Visit To Bavla, Gujarat

Government/Military

Bavla, India

November 24, 2022

Drone smuggling contraband crashed before entering prison's airspacehttps://www.elmundo.es/espana/2022/11/25/6380d93afc6c8374618b45e1.html

Prisons

Algeciras, Spain

November 23, 2022

Police were called to investigate a drone crash near the Orange Line automated rapid transit metro station

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Lahore, Pakistan

November 16, 2022

US B-17 Bomber & P-63 Kingcobra Collide Over Dallas Executive Airport Due To A Drone?

Airports

Dallas, TX, USA

November 12, 2022

A drone dropped a firearm at the medium-security Mission prison, causing a lockdown

Prisons

Mission, BC, Canada

November 3, 2022

When on final approach to Montreal Trudeau Airport, an airline pilot reported seeing a drone fly at 2,000 feet just 400 feet underneath his aircraft

Airports

Montreal, QC, Canada

November 3, 2022

3rd drone spotted near Pak border in 2 weeks

Government/Military

Ferozepur, India

November 3, 2022

Serbian Army comes out with details after the downing of a drone in the Mt. Kopaonik region

Government/Military

Raska, Serbia

November 2, 2022

Drone-dropped Weapons Recovered Along IB in Jammu; 2 Arrested

Government/Military

Ranbir Singh Pura, India

October 28, 2022

easyJet plane comes within '10 feet' of drone in 'close encounter'

Airports

London, United Kingdom

October 24, 2022

Swedish Royal Armed forces dealing with incident involving drone activity over military facility

Government/Military

Sweden

October 20, 2022

Norwegian police investigate drone sighting over the Kaarstoe gas plant

Energy/Utilities

Susort, Norway

October 14, 2022

For the second time in a week: Drones spotted near North Sea gas fields according to Danish Police

Energy/Utilities

Denmark

October 4, 2022

Drone hovered nearly 10 km inside Indian territory above Abbad village

Government/Military

Dera Baba Nanak, India

October 4, 2022

An investigation confirmed a woman's report of a drone invading her privacy and photographing her home

Private/Non-Coporate

Wuhan, China

October 2, 2022

Suspicious drones seen over German military sites training Ukrainian soldiers

Government/Military

Wildflecken, Germany

October 1, 2022

A drone used by a subcontractor to inspect a residential roof crashed

Construction

Parkland, FL, USA

September 30, 2022

Thousands of people were left without power for up to 3 hours after a food delivery drone crashed into powerlines

Energy/Utilities

Logan, Queensland, Australia

September 30, 2022

Botafogo vs. Goias pro soccer match was interrupted by an unauthorized drone flying over the stadium

Stadiums

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

September 29, 2022

Mysterious Drone Activity Spotted At Danish Gas Field In North Sea - TotalEnergies

Energy/Utilities

Denmark

September 28, 2022

White House Partially Evacuated After Drone Enters Restricted Area

Government/Military

Washington D.C, USA

September 28, 2022

Drone operators fined for use in Royal Family security zone

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

September 28, 2022

Falcons-Seahawks game momentarily delayed after unidentified drone flies over Lumen Field

Stadiums

Seattle, WA, USA

September 25, 2022

Drone delays Seahawks-Falcons game in 4th quarter

Stadiums

Seattle, WA, USA

September 25, 2022

A rogue drone over Husky Stadium caused a 10-15 minute delay in the Washington Huskies vs Stanford Cardinals college football game

Stadiums

Seattle, WA, USA

September 24, 2022

Residents were ordered to turn over all private drones after police spotted unauthorized drones flying near defense establishments

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Nasik, Maharashtra, India

September 24, 2022

Three drones attempting to drop contraband into the Sulaibiya Central Jail complex were discovered by security personnel

Prisons

Al Jahra Governorate, Kuwait

September 23, 2022

Flights to Glasgow Airport forced to divert after suspected drone sighting

Airports

Glasgow, United Kingdom

September 23, 2022

Pak drone airdropped pistol and drugs near Amritsar

Government/Military

Amritsar, India

September 19, 2022

Police and security were dispatched to Montreal Airport to investigate a drone reported flying near a runway

Airports

Montreal, QC, Canada

September 14, 2022

Drone Flies ‘Extremely Close’ to Firefighting Helicopters in Idaho

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho, USA

September 13, 2022

Norway's airport owner Avinor reports 50 drone incursions per month at Oslo airport alone, resulting in delays, costs, and traffic rerouting for passengers, airlines, and the airport

Airports

Oslo, Norway

September 13, 2022

Illegal drones temporarily ground firefighting helicopters

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Jasper, AB, Canada

September 9, 2022

Bournemouth police pocket seven drones in banned airshow space

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Bournemouth, UK

September 5, 2022

Drone pilot got fined for flying close to the Zigong high-speed railway station

Construction

Zigong, China

September 4, 2022

Drone hovers over house, peeps into daughter’s room, mother says

Private/Non-Coporate

Huntington Beach, CA, USA

September 2, 2022

An unidentified drone crashed onto the roof of a house in an apartment complex following several skirmishes between Turkish troops and Kurdistan Worker's Party troops

Government/Military

Amedi, Iraq

September 2, 2022

Taiwan Shot Down a Suspicious Drone Flying Over Its Islands Off China’s Coast

Government/Military

Kinmen Islands, Taiwan

September 1, 2022

Law Enforcement shot down at least four drones during national day parade venue where numerous dignitaries, including Their Majesties the King and Queen, were gathered

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

August 31, 2022

Five flights scheduled to land at Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport were diverted and airport operations were disrupted for one hour due to the presence of unauthorized drones

Airports

Madrid, Spain

August 29, 2022

A Cessna pilot reported having to evade a drone near the La Fontaine tunnel

Airports

Montreal, QC, Canada

August 28, 2022

United flight diverted from Tel Aviv landing after small drone enters its path

Airports

Tel Aviv, Israel

August 27, 2022

At 3,200 feet, an Air Canada Airbus reported a drone at the same altitude, just off its left wing

Airports

St. John's, NL, Canada

August 27, 2022

Tobacco, marijuana, shatter, allegedly seized after suspected drone drop at Warkworth Institution

Prisons

Brighton, Ontario, Canada

August 25, 2022

Drone operator risked steep fines for capturing billowing smoke and responders in action during a fire

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Victoria, BC, Canada

August 24, 2022

A Cessna pilot spotted a drone at approximately 2000 feet in restricted airspace 4NM northeast of Pitt Meadows Airport

Airports

Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada

August 20, 2022

Troops Throw Rocks At Drone Over Taiwanese Island Close To Chinese Coast

Government/Military

Kimmen Islands, Taiwan

August 16, 2022

Two people were arrested for using a drone to smuggle contraband into Telfair Prison

Prisons

McRae-Helena, GA, USA

August 14, 2022

A burglar used his own drone to attack a police drone in mid-air as it chased him

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Spokane, WA, USA

August 13, 2022

As India prepares to celebrate its 75th Independence Day, two people were arrested for flying drones over the Victoria Memorial

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Kolkata, India

August 12, 2022

High flying drone comes within 8-feet of Delta flight landing at Orlando International Airport

Airports

Orlando, FL, USA

August 4, 2022

BSF fires on suspected drone at International Border in Jammu

Government/Military

Jammu, India

August 2, 2022

Drone seized in Birmingham after being flown ‘dangerously’ over Commonwealth Games crowds

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Birmingham, UK

July 30, 2022

Amritsar police arrested drug traffickers and seized five kg of heroin drone dropped into the country

Government/Military

Manjh, India

July 28, 2022

5kg heroin dropped by drone seized near border in Ajnala

Government/Military

Ajnala, India

July 27, 2022

photographer operating a DJI Mini 2 without permission above the railway line was arrested and fined by the Haikou Railway Police

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Haikou, China

July 27, 2022

Drones bomb junta troops stationed in Sagaing's Shwebo Township

Government/Military

Sagaing, Myanmar

July 26, 2022

One Killed, Several Injured in Drone Attack on Syria Church Gathering

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Al-Suqaylabiyah, Syria

July 24, 2022

DC’s Reagan National Airport briefly halts flights after drone reported in area

Airports

Washington D.C, USA

July 21, 2022

A Hezbollah drone breached the Israeli border from Lebanon and was intercepted by the IDF

Government/Military

Israel

July 18, 2022

Multiple packages seized following suspected drone drops at Collins Bay Institution

Prisons

July 16, 2022

Drone hovers above Yankee stadium during match against Boston Red Sox

Stadiums

Bronx, NY, USA

July 16, 2022

Arrests made in attempt to smuggle contraband into Dooly State Prison

Prisons

Unadilla, GA, USA

July 16, 2022

2 People Arrested In Connection With Drone Drug Smuggling Operation

Prisons

Lawton, OK, USA

July 14, 2022

Ambulance flight delayed 20 minutes because of drone at Edmundston Airport

Airports

Saint-Jacques, Canada

July 12, 2022

Drones spy on private homes of Borussia Dortmund football stars

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Dortmund, Germany

July 9, 2022

Several sightings' of drone flown illegally near city airport

Airports

Aberdeen, UK

July 6, 2022

B.C. men arrested after drone, meth intercepted at Manitoba prison

Prisons

Stony Mountain, Canada

July 3, 2022

FAA Quarterly Report

The US Federal Aviation Administration periodically publishes reports on drone sightings from pilots, citizens and law enforcement.

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Know Before You Fly

Learn more from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) about the safe and responsible operation of drones.

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