Worldwide Drone Incidents

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

Number of incidents

100+

Incident

Industry

location

Date

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Drone scare near Vegas Strip prompts FAA investigation into likely safety violations

Hospitality/Resort

Las Vegas, NV, USA

November 29, 2018

Drone crashes through car window and hurts child in Eau Claire

Private Individual/VIP

Eau Claire, WI, USA

November 26, 2018

Drohne verfolgt Aargauerin beim Spazieren – vom Piloten fehlt noch jede Spur

Private Individual/VIP

Ehrendingen, Switzerland

November 21, 2018

Verbotener Drohnenflug über dem KKW

Public Utilities/Energy

Brokdorf, Germany

November 21, 2018

Yellowstone investigating illegal drone photo taken in park

Federal - National Park

Yellowstone National Park, WY

November 18, 2018

Drone Pilot Arrested After Crashing Craft into Midtown Bank

Corporate

New York City, NY, USA

November 18, 2018

Österreich: Hubschrauber entgeht nur knapp Kollision mit Drohne

Airport/Aviation

Langenlebarn, Austria

November 16, 2018

Drohne surrt knapp an landender Swiss-Maschine vorbei

Airport/Aviation

Zurich, Switzerland

November 14, 2018

Drone disrupting airspace 'could have been catastrophic'

Airport/Aviation

Wellington, NZ

November 12, 2018

Passenger plane came within 32ft of a drone as it approached Edinburgh Airport

Airport/Aviation

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

November 9, 2018

Logan-bound plane reports encounter with 'unmanned aircraft'

Airport/Aviation

Boston, MA, USA

November 7, 2018

A security threat lurks in the sky around OIA

Airport/Aviation

Orlando, FL, USA

November 5, 2018

Plane flying over county reports sighting drone

Airport/Aviation

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

November 4, 2018

Gang who flew drones carrying drugs into prisons jailed

Correctional Facility

Birmingham, England, UK

October 26, 2018

Perth Prison drug smugglers filmed themselves on drone camera

Correctional Facility

Perth, Scotland, UK

October 3, 2018

Drone Operator Cited for Interfering With Shark-Bite Victim Rescue

First Responder

San Diego, CA, USA

October 1, 2018

Drone disrupts air operations on part of Pole Creek Fire

First Responder

Spanish Fork, UT, USA

September 19, 2018

Police move out on a message about drone in the approach to the airport - landscape architect filmed arrangement

Airport/Aviation

Tromsø, Norway

September 16, 2018

Man points a laser at law enforcement airplane he thought was a drone, police say

Private Individual/VIP

Leemore, CA, USA

September 14, 2018

Armed police swoop on man for ‘flying drone over Theresa May’s head’ as she arrives at Downing Street

Private Individual/VIP

London, England, UK

September 10, 2018

Drone inspecting San Francisco's Millennium Tower crashes

Private Individual/VIP

San Francisco, CA, USA

September 9, 2018

This Giant Homemade Drone Crashed Into a Tree in Ukraine. You Might Be Surprised Who Built It.

Government/Federal

Gorbivtsi, Ukraine

September 8, 2018

Elderly Turkish farmer is spooked by flying drone

Private Individual/VIP

Sirakonak, Turkey

September 7, 2018

Police seize drone that interfered with helicopter after motorcycle crash

First Responder

Monitor Township, MI, USA

August 31, 2018

Australian arrested at Cambodian rally convicted of spying

Media/Journalists

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

August 31, 2018

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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