Worldwide Drone Incidents

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

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Incident

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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

BC men charged after drone flies drugs into Manitoba prison

Prisons

July 3, 2022

IDF shoots down 3 Hezbollah drones heading for Karish gas field

Energy/Utilities

Israel

July 2, 2022

Ukrainian miniature drone destroyed a huge Russian ammunition depot with just one grenade

Government/Military

Popasna, Ukraine

July 2, 2022

Drone was operated in no-fly zone near US airbase

Airports

Spangdahlem, Germany

July 1, 2022

Minnesota sheriff's office locates operator of drone that approached kids, dropped candy

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Rice, Minnesota, USA

June 29, 2022

Mossos report man for flying a drone over Barcelona without permission

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Barcelona, Spain

June 27, 2022

Pakistan drone drops heroin in Srikaranpur subdivision of Ganganagar

Government/Military

Srikaranpur, India

June 27, 2022

Minnesota officials are investigating after a drone drops a bag of candy near children

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Benton County, MN, USA

June 27, 2022

Drone over the "Ballermann": Pilot reported by police

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Mallorca, Spain

June 25, 2022

Glastonbury: Police detect illegal drone flight over festival

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Glastonburry, UK

June 25, 2022

Drone crash in Sydney hotel injures guest

Hospitality/Real Estate

Sydney, Australia

June 23, 2022

Russian refinery says it was struck by drones from direction of Ukraine

Energy/Utilities

Rostov, Russia

June 22, 2022

Man booked for flying drone over Ettumanur temple

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Ettumanoor, India

June 20, 2022

BSF troopers repulse Pak drone spotted in Amritsar

Government/Military

Amritsar, India

June 19, 2022

Caution advised after suspicious drone activity over farms in North Wales

Private/Non-Coporate

North Wales, UK

June 19, 2022

Mavic 3 drones were used to bomb the Ukrainian front line with makeshift grenade carriers under the drones in paper coffee cups

Government/Military

Marinka, Ukraine

June 13, 2022

Air Force security personnel confiscated a drone that entered military airspace near Ritidian Overlook

Government/Military

Ritidian, Guam

June 11, 2022

Airport disruption after drone sightings near Download Festival

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Leicestershire, UK

June 10, 2022

A drone flew within one kilometer of Kelowna International Airport as aircraft took off below it

Airports

Kelowna, BC, Canada

June 10, 2022

BSF troops shoot at Pak drone, force it back

Government/Military

Jammu, India

June 9, 2022

Explosive drone detonates in Iraq's northern city of Erbil

Government/Military

Erbil, Iraq

June 8, 2022

Inmates Attempted to Smuggle Contraband Using Drones, Correctional Officer Says

Prisons

Miami, FL, USA

June 8, 2022

Police fire at drone in Kanachak border

Government/Military

Jammu, India

June 7, 2022

Prison officers forcibly landed a contraband-laden quadcopter that was spotted over the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Saratov Region

Prisons

Pugachev, Russia

June 6, 2022

Iraqi forces down drone over prison in Baghdad

Prisons

Baghdad, Iraq

June 6, 2022

Ukraine drone drops grenade in Russian soldiers trench

Government/Military

Ukraine

June 6, 2022

The Correctional Service of Canada has again seized several packages containing contraband dropped by drones at the Collins Bay jail

Prisons

Kingston, Canada

June 5, 2022

Drunk man hovered drone over Mallorca bay: Pilot threatens beach guests

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Mallorca, Spain

June 5, 2022

Drone at Düsseldorf Airport: Airbus 380 must be rerouted to Cologne

Airports

Düsseldorf, Germany

June 4, 2022

California man arrested for dropping illegal fireworks from drone

Law Enforcement/First Responders

American Canyon, CA, USA

June 3, 2022

Police seized a drone within the restricted zone of the TT Course, a street and public rural road circuit used for motorcycle racing

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Douglas, Isle of Man, UK

June 2, 2022

Girl lucky not to be hurt after drone chased Riding for Disabled Whanganui horses

Private/Non-Coporate

Whanganui, New Zealand

June 1, 2022

Pak drone loaded with magnetic bombs, grenades shot down in J-K's Kathua

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Kathua, India

May 29, 2022

Man injured by falling drone at rib cook-off

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Berea, OH, USA

May 29, 2022

Drone Targets Iran's Parchin Military Base

Government/Military

Parchin, Iran

May 24, 2022

Drone crashes into Palazzo Ducale

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Venice, Italy

May 23, 2022

Rogue drones' interfere with firefighters tackling Preston blaze

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Preston, UK

May 19, 2022

IDF says it downed Hezbollah drone that entered Israeli airspace amid major drill

Government/Military

Haifa, Israel

May 17, 2022

Drone interfers passenger plane at Nuremberg airport

Airports

Nuremberg, Germany

May 16, 2022

Drones seized at UK nuclear bases after a ‘swarm’ and reports of ‘red lights’

Energy/Utilities

London, UK

May 15, 2022

Unauthorized Drone Down Firefighting Aircraft

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Cerro Pelado, Costa Rica

May 14, 2022

Incident

Industry

location

Date

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

Construction

Parkland, FL, USA

September 30, 2022

White House Partially Evacuated After Drone Enters Restricted Area

Government/Military

Washington D.C, USA

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

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

Illegal drones temporarily ground firefighting helicopters

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Jasper, AB, Canada

September 9, 2022

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

Private/Non-Coporate

Huntington Beach, CA, USA

September 2, 2022

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

Airports

Montreal, QC, Canada

August 28, 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

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

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

Airports

Orlando, FL, USA

August 4, 2022

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

Airports

Washington D.C, USA

July 21, 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

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

Prisons

Stony Mountain, Canada

July 3, 2022

BC men charged after drone flies drugs into Manitoba prison

Prisons

July 3, 2022

Minnesota sheriff's office locates operator of drone that approached kids, dropped candy

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Rice, Minnesota, USA

June 29, 2022

Minnesota officials are investigating after a drone drops a bag of candy near children

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Benton County, MN, USA

June 27, 2022

A drone flew within one kilometer of Kelowna International Airport as aircraft took off below it

Airports

Kelowna, BC, Canada

June 10, 2022

Inmates Attempted to Smuggle Contraband Using Drones, Correctional Officer Says

Prisons

Miami, FL, USA

June 8, 2022

The Correctional Service of Canada has again seized several packages containing contraband dropped by drones at the Collins Bay jail

Prisons

Kingston, Canada

June 5, 2022

California man arrested for dropping illegal fireworks from drone

Law Enforcement/First Responders

American Canyon, CA, USA

June 3, 2022

Man injured by falling drone at rib cook-off

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Berea, OH, USA

May 29, 2022

Unauthorized Drone Down Firefighting Aircraft

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Cerro Pelado, Costa Rica

May 14, 2022

Police foiled an attempted drone delivery of drugs to the Quebec City detention Centre

Prisons

Quebec, Canada

May 8, 2022

Mississippi man pleads guilty after flying drone with weed, lighters, cell phone to prison

Prisons

Rankin County, MS, USA

April 28, 2022

Researchers Drone Crash Caused Fire in Colorado

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Boulder County, CO, USA

April 20, 2022

Prince George RCMP looking into low-flying drone incident

Private/Non-Coporate

Prince George, British-Columbia, Canada

April 4, 2022

A suspect has been arrested for trying to use a drone to drop 265 grams of cannabis, cellphones, and cellphone accessories into the Collins Bay Institution

Prisons

Kingston, Canada

February 10, 2022

Disrespectful and dangerous: Tesla employees are harassed by "fan drones"

Consumer Products

Fremont, CA, USA

February 8, 2022

20+ People Have Been Arrested Due to Drone-Based Attacks

Prisons

Bishopville, SC, USA

February 7, 2022

Unauthorized Drone Spotted Near Saskatoon Airport

Airports

Saskatoon, Canada

February 7, 2022

Drones and Falcons Don’t Mix, Recent Incident at UC Berkeley Proves

Education

Berkeley, CA, USA

February 5, 2022

Two Men Plead Guilty for Their Roles in a Drone Smuggling Operation at the Fort DIX Federal Correctional Facility (Incident Between November 2018 and March 2020)

Prisons

Fort Dix, NJ, USA

February 4, 2022

A pilot reported a drone flying 200 feet above his aircraft as he landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Airports

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

January 29, 2022

A helicopter pilot reported seeing a small red drone flying over Lonsdale Quay at a height of 1700 -1800 feet

Airports

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

January 29, 2022

Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Prisons

Bermuda

January 14, 2022

OPP: drone spotted near Arthur house at 1am

Private/Non-Coporate

Arthur, Canada

January 4, 2022

A drone valued at $2,100 carrying marijuana, cell phones, and tobacco crashed into a house

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Richland County, OH, USA

December 31, 2021

A Tiny DJI Drone Smuggled Its Own Weight in Drugs Over the Us Border Wall

Government/Military

Tecate, CA, USA

October 7, 2021

Drug-carrying drone bound for prison lands outside Virginia school

Prisons

Lawrenceville, VA, USA

September 13, 2021

Man arrested after drug-smuggling drone found at jail

Prisons

Orange County, CA, USA

September 12, 2021

Drone Reportedly Passes Below JetBlue Flight Landing At Logan Airport; FAA Investigating

Airports

Boston, MA, USA

August 15, 2021

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a drone delay during a baseball game in Peoria

Stadiums

Peoria, IL, USA

August 14, 2021

Drone Slams into Building in World Trade Center

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Manhattan, NY, USA

August 2, 2021

Man accused of shooting down Sheriff's Office drone

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Lake County, FL, USA

July 13, 2021

Drone spotted flying near out of control Vernon wildfire

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Becker Lake, Canada

July 11, 2021

Drone Crash in Nesting Ground Leaves 1,500 Tern Eggs Parentless

Private/Non-Coporate

Huntington Beach, CA, USA

May 13, 2021

Is Carole Baskin spying on "Tiger King" star with a drone?

Entertainment/Media

Wynnewood, OK, USA

May 2, 2021

NJ man used drones to smuggle cell phones, tobacco, other contraband into federal prison

Prisons

Fort Dix, NJ, USA

April 20, 2021

Mexico cartel used explosive drones to attack police

Government/Military

Aguililla, Mexico

April 20, 2021

Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Crashing Drone at World Trade Center Site

Law Enforcement/First Responders

New York, NY, USA

April 1, 2021

Multiple Destroyers Were Swarmed By Mysterious 'Drones' Off California Over Numerous Nights

Government/Military

San Clemente Island, CA, USA

March 23, 2021

Arrest After Drone Found with a Bag of Heroin

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Simi Valley, CA, USA

March 19, 2021

Illegal drone activity diverts, hold flights at N.C. airport, FBI investigating

Airports

Greensboro, NC, USA

March 9, 2021

Indiana police looking for the owner of a drone that flew into child’s window

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Seymour, IN, USA

March 4, 2021

Florida Man Charged for Flying Drone Near Super Bowl

Stadiums

Tampa, FL, USA

February 7, 2021

How one drone pilot got slapped with $182,000 in fines from the FAA

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Philadelphia, PA, USA

December 26, 2020

Drone Crash into Las Vegas Stadium Causes $10K Damage

Stadiums

Las Vegas, NV, USA

November 21, 2020

Several undocumented immigrants arrested after alleged meth, heroin operation found

Government/Military

San Antonio, TX, USA

October 29, 2020

Ex-inmate charged in Fort Dix drone-drop prison contraband scheme

Prisons

Fort Dix, NJ, USA

October 22, 2020

Drone Intrudes on Restricted Airspace Over Red Salmon Fire

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Junction City, CA, USA

October 18, 2020

Georgia man accused of shooting, damaging workers' $15K drone

Energy/Utilities

Coweta County, GA, USA

October 13, 2020

Yogo Fire threatens 12 cabins in the Little Belts. Warm, dry weather still ahead

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Neihart, MT, USA

October 8, 2020

Private planes and rogue drones ground air firefighting efforts

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

September 21, 2020

Hollywood Man Arrested on Federal Charge Alleging He Recklessly Operated a Drone that Crashed into and Damaged LAPD Helicopter

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Hollywood, CA, USA

September 18, 2020

Cubs-Indians game delayed by blinking drone landing on field

Stadiums

Chicago, IL, USA

September 17, 2020

Contraband-laden drone snags in prison net; 2 arrested

Prisons

Jackson, MS, USA

September 10, 2020

Drone drops of drugs and weapons are getting more common at Ontario prisons

Prisons

Ontario, Canada

August 23, 2020

Jalisco cartel adopts new tactic: drones armed with C-4 explosive

Government/Military

Michoacán, Mexico

August 18, 2020

Trump's Plane Was Nearly Hit by a Small Drone Sunday, Witnesses Say

Government/Military

Washington, D.C., USA

August 16, 2020

Flying Drone Over Azusa Fire Grounds Aircraft In The Area

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Azusa, CA, USA

August 16, 2020

Bald Eagle Knocks Down Small Quadcopter over Lake Michigan

Private/Non-Coporate

Lake Michigan, MI, USA

August 14, 2020

Drone causes delay in Red Sox-Rays game at Fenway Thursday afternoon

Stadiums

Boston, MA, USA

August 13, 2020

An MLB game was delayed by an unauthorized drone hovering over the field

Stadiums

Minneapolis, MN, USA

August 4, 2020

FAA Investigates Drone Sighting Near Terteboro Airport

Airports

Terteboro, NJ, USA

July 25, 2020

Harry and Meghan sue paparazzi over "drone" photos

Private/Non-Coporate

Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 23, 2020

Drone interference risked lives in southern Utah wildfires, crews say

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Veyo, UT, USA

July 15, 2020

Drone collisions in L.A and isles suggest mounting danger

Entertainment/Media

Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 13, 2020

Drone Disrupts Firefighting Efforts on East Plum Fire

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Larkspur, CO, USA

July 9, 2020

Near miss with drone, crash on turnpike hightens stress on law enforcement

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Tulsa, OK,, USA

July 3, 2020

Drones force firefighters to halt operations in Nevada

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Poeville, NE, USA

July 3, 2020

Drone footage shows just how secluded Ghislaine Maxwell's hideaway was

Entertainment/Media

Bradford, NH, USA

July 2, 2020

Lincoln man convicted in plot to deliver drugs to priseon by drone

Prisons

Lincoln, NE, USA

July 1, 2020

Here’s the Two-Door 2021 Ford Bronco Testing Out in the Desert

Consumer Products

Whittman, AZ, USA

June 20, 2020

Drone flights cost firefighters time in north Tucson mountain blaze

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Tucson, AZ, USA

June 9, 2020

Drone flights cost firefighters time in north Tucson mountain blaze

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Tucson, AZ, USA

June 9, 2020

Broadway bar manager arrested for flying drone ‘too low’ during downtown Nashville march

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Nashville, TN, USA

June 8, 2020

Police Helicopter Collides With Police Drone

Government/Military

Houston, B.C., Canada

June 6, 2020

Walt Disney World security catches pilot flying illegal drone over closed park

Entertainment/Media

Orlando, FL, USA

June 5, 2020

Drone forces fire aircraft to ground during Parish Fire control effort

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Cordelia, California, USA

June 3, 2020

Incident

Industry

location

Date

article Link

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

Suspicious drones seen over German military sites training Ukrainian soldiers

Government/Military

Wildflecken, Germany

October 1, 2022

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

Energy/Utilities

Denmark

September 28, 2022

Drone operators fined for use in Royal Family security zone

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

September 28, 2022

Flights to Glasgow Airport forced to divert after suspected drone sighting

Airports

Glasgow, United Kingdom

September 23, 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

Bournemouth police pocket seven drones in banned airshow space

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Bournemouth, UK

September 5, 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

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

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Birmingham, UK

July 30, 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

Ukrainian miniature drone destroyed a huge Russian ammunition depot with just one grenade

Government/Military

Popasna, Ukraine

July 2, 2022

Drone was operated in no-fly zone near US airbase

Airports

Spangdahlem, Germany

July 1, 2022

Mossos report man for flying a drone over Barcelona without permission

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Barcelona, Spain

June 27, 2022

Drone over the "Ballermann": Pilot reported by police

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Mallorca, Spain

June 25, 2022

Glastonbury: Police detect illegal drone flight over festival

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Glastonburry, UK

June 25, 2022

Russian refinery says it was struck by drones from direction of Ukraine

Energy/Utilities

Rostov, Russia

June 22, 2022

Caution advised after suspicious drone activity over farms in North Wales

Private/Non-Coporate

North Wales, UK

June 19, 2022

Mavic 3 drones were used to bomb the Ukrainian front line with makeshift grenade carriers under the drones in paper coffee cups

Government/Military

Marinka, Ukraine

June 13, 2022

Airport disruption after drone sightings near Download Festival

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Leicestershire, UK

June 10, 2022

Prison officers forcibly landed a contraband-laden quadcopter that was spotted over the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Saratov Region

Prisons

Pugachev, Russia

June 6, 2022

Ukraine drone drops grenade in Russian soldiers trench

Government/Military

Ukraine

June 6, 2022

Drunk man hovered drone over Mallorca bay: Pilot threatens beach guests

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Mallorca, Spain

June 5, 2022

Drone at Düsseldorf Airport: Airbus 380 must be rerouted to Cologne

Airports

Düsseldorf, Germany

June 4, 2022

Police seized a drone within the restricted zone of the TT Course, a street and public rural road circuit used for motorcycle racing

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Douglas, Isle of Man, UK

June 2, 2022

Drone crashes into Palazzo Ducale

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Venice, Italy

May 23, 2022

Rogue drones' interfere with firefighters tackling Preston blaze

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Preston, UK

May 19, 2022

Drone interfers passenger plane at Nuremberg airport

Airports

Nuremberg, Germany

May 16, 2022

Drones seized at UK nuclear bases after a ‘swarm’ and reports of ‘red lights’

Energy/Utilities

London, UK

May 15, 2022

Drone interfers approaching plane close to Berlin airport

Airports

Grünheide, Germany

May 14, 2022

HMP Liverpool staff spot drone flying above prison as man arrested nearby

Prisons

Liverpool, UK

May 10, 2022

Drone sighting causes delays at Berlin airport

Airports

Berlin, Germany

May 6, 2022

Flight to Dubai delayed due to drone in Inchinnan area

Airports

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

May 4, 2022

Leeds Bradford Airport plane almost collides with drone

Airports

Leeds, UK

April 28, 2022

Tourists crash drones into Italy landmarks in Rome and Pisa

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Rome, Italy

April 23, 2022

Drone pilot arrested for flying drone in restricted area where French President Macron spoke

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Marseille, France

April 19, 2022

Drone Shot Down On Belarusian-Lithuanian Border

Government/Military

Minsk, Belarus

April 14, 2022

Latvia's National Armed Forces identified drones that had entered a restricted area of ​​a military facility

Government/Military

Riga, Latvia

April 8, 2022

Police drone could have 'seriously injured' people in Poole

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Poole, UK

April 8, 2022

Pilot spotted two drones at 3,000 feet

Airports

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 28, 2022

All flight operations at Dublin Airport stopped for around 20 minutes due to a drone being flown in the area

Airports

Dublin, Ireland

March 27, 2022

Drone Spied on Maltese Politicians Home

Government/Military

Valetta, Malta

February 15, 2022

Drone crashed into Brighton i360 - accident report

Private/Non-Coporate

Brighton, United Kingdom

January 30, 2022

Drone forces flight diversion to Lisbon

Airports

Porto, Portugal

January 29, 2022

Drone confiscated during demonstration in Amberg

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Amberg, Germany

January 24, 2022

Premier League game between Brentford, Wolves stopped due to unidentified drone

Stadiums

Brentford, United Kingdom

January 22, 2022

Sweden drones: Sightings reported over royal palace and airports

Government/Military

Stockholm, Sweden

January 15, 2022

Swedish police hunt for drone seen flying over Forsmark nuclear plant

Energy/Utilities

Forsmark, Sweden

January 14, 2022

Drone interrupts Coupe de France match PSG vs. Vannes

Stadiums

Vannes, France

January 3, 2022

German state wants to protect prisons against drone threats

Prisons

Stuttgart, Germany

December 26, 2021

A trio suspected of using drones for burglaries arrested in Normandy

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Normandy, France

December 15, 2021

Drone accident - perergrine falcon killed on Commerzbank tower

Finance

Frankfurt, Germany

November 23, 2021

Queensferry Crossing: Van struck by low-flying drone

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Quensferry, United Kingdom

November 15, 2021

Police seized 27 drones flying illegally in Glasgow

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Glasgow, United Kingdom

November 11, 2021

Drones in Dietzenbach: espionage among neighbors

Private/Non-Coporate

Dietzenbach, Germany

November 7, 2021

Police and air traffic control intervene after drone spotted at Newcastle

Stadiums

Newcastle, United Kingdom

October 8, 2021

Criminals Use Drones to Drop 5 Litres of Flammable Liquit

Law Enforcement/First Responders

October 1, 2021

Drone crashes into Leaning Tower of Pisa

Private/Non-Coporate

Pisa, Italy

September 28, 2021

Student got fined with 4,000€ for filming Mont-Saint-Michel

Private/Non-Coporate

Le Mont-Sain-Michel, France

September 22, 2021

Drone attack on vaccination opponents in Hanau

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Hanau, Germany

September 18, 2021

Stansted Airport: Drone came within 6ft of Boeing 737, report says

Airports

Stansted, United Kingdom

September 13, 2021

Ukrainian drone strike leads to explosion with fire at oil depot in Donetsk

Energy/Utilities

Donetsk, Ukraine

September 11, 2021

Illegal drones during demolition

Hospitality/Real Estate

Duisburg, Germany

September 8, 2021

Family feels harrassed by unauthorized drone

Private/Non-Coporate

Herford, Germany

September 2, 2021

Drone incursion during world championship qualifiers between Austria and Republic of Moldova

Stadiums

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

September 1, 2021

Police officer intercepts drone carrying drugs in Czech Republic

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Doksy, Czech Republic

August 10, 2021

Nîmes: when prison inmates have saw blades and shisha delivered by drone

Prisons

Nîmes, France

August 7, 2021

Police scrambled after drone comes within 100ft of plane near Glasgow Airport

Airports

Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom

July 28, 2021

Drone spies on private home

Private/Non-Coporate

Albringhausen, Germany

July 11, 2021

London helicopter ambulance reports near collision with drone

Law Enforcement/First Responders

London, United Kingdom

July 2, 2021

Drone flies over residential area

Private/Non-Coporate

Isernhagen, Germany

June 26, 2021

Drone spies on private homes

Private/Non-Coporate

Bremen, Germany

June 24, 2021

Drone spies on swimmers in private garden

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Großburgwedel, Germany

June 21, 2021

Police arrests drone pilot at Allianz Arena

Stadiums

Munich, Germany

June 19, 2021

Farmer shoots down drone with shotgun

Private/Non-Coporate

Bleiburg, Austria

June 12, 2021

18 year old uses drone to spy on people near private pool

Private/Non-Coporate

Sondershausen, Germany

June 8, 2021

Drone Flew Close to Aircraft Wing at Helsinki Airport

Airports

Helsinki, Finland

May 13, 2021

Drone over the Hopfensee - ban in the landscape protection area

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Hopfen am See, Germany

May 11, 2021

Unauthorized drone spotted in private area

Private/Non-Coporate

Keula, Germany

May 8, 2021

Prosecuted drone pilot breached Civil Aviation Authority regulations

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Newmarket, United Kingdom

May 2, 2021

Snow removal on Großglocknerstrasse - high-tech drones drop explosive devices

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Salzburg, Austria

April 29, 2021

Spy drone hovers over residential area

Private/Non-Coporate

Bremervörde, Germany

April 29, 2021

Near miss with drone. Mother of two brakes in time

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Bad Orb, Germany

April 27, 2021

Low-flying drone at Mansfield Town match sparks police warning

Stadiums

April 20, 2021

Drone crashed in a van - police looks for whitnesses

Private/Non-Coporate

Kaster, Germany

April 17, 2021

Citizens concerned: Mysterious UFO sighted over Baden-Württemberg

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Waiblingen, Germany

April 3, 2021

Police Scotland Given Criminals’ Drone After Case

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Kincardine-on-Forth, Scotland

March 31, 2021

Drone crash during Bayern training

Stadiums

Munich, Germany

March 31, 2021

Trouble for drone pilots

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Rosenheim, Germany

March 29, 2021

Spanish league responds to drone incident in Bilbao

Stadiums

Bilbao, Spain

March 26, 2021

Drone over the stadium: final training with 23 players

Stadiums

Duisburg, Germany

March 24, 2021

UK Diplomat’s Flight in Near Miss with Drone

Government/Military

Ruislip, United Kingdom

March 23, 2021

Football: Anti-Euro 2020 drone interrupts La Liga game

Stadiums

Bilbao, Spain

March 20, 2021

Drones at the Cologne Cathedral

Private/Non-Coporate

Cologne, Germany

March 20, 2021

Drone crashes onto balcony in Salford Quays apartment block

Entertainment/Media

Manchester, United Kingdom

March 10, 2021

Drone flying over strategic buildings in Madrid intercepted by police

Government/Military

Madrid, Spain

March 5, 2021

Drone flies over pasture in Altenmünster and startles horse: mare injured by electric fence

Private/Non-Coporate

Altenmünster, Germany

February 25, 2021

Incident

Industry

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Date

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Police Arrest Drone Operator Allegedly Filming, Spying On Church, Cleric’s House In Enugu

Private/Non-Coporate

Enugu, Nigeria

May 14, 2022

Cops confiscate drone from journalist spying on private elephant farm

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Gobabis, Namibia

February 12, 2022

Incident

Industry

location

Date

article Link

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

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

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

Pak drone airdropped pistol and drugs near Amritsar

Government/Military

Amritsar, India

September 19, 2022

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

Construction

Zigong, China

September 4, 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

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

Government/Military

Kimmen Islands, Taiwan

August 16, 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

BSF fires on suspected drone at International Border in Jammu

Government/Military

Jammu, India

August 2, 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

Pakistan drone drops heroin in Srikaranpur subdivision of Ganganagar

Government/Military

Srikaranpur, India

June 27, 2022

Drone crash in Sydney hotel injures guest

Hospitality/Real Estate

Sydney, Australia

June 23, 2022

Man booked for flying drone over Ettumanur temple

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Ettumanoor, India

June 20, 2022

BSF troopers repulse Pak drone spotted in Amritsar

Government/Military

Amritsar, India

June 19, 2022

Air Force security personnel confiscated a drone that entered military airspace near Ritidian Overlook

Government/Military

Ritidian, Guam

June 11, 2022

BSF troops shoot at Pak drone, force it back

Government/Military

Jammu, India

June 9, 2022

Police fire at drone in Kanachak border

Government/Military

Jammu, India

June 7, 2022

Girl lucky not to be hurt after drone chased Riding for Disabled Whanganui horses

Private/Non-Coporate

Whanganui, New Zealand

June 1, 2022

Pak drone loaded with magnetic bombs, grenades shot down in J-K's Kathua

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Kathua, India

May 29, 2022

J&K Police Recover Drone From Satwari; BSF Continues To Foil Pak's Attempt To Drop Drones

Government/Military

Nai Basti, India

May 14, 2022

BSF shoots down drone from Pakistan, recovers 10.6kg of heroin in Amritsar

Government/Military

Amritsar, India

May 9, 2022

BSF Fires At Pak Drone Near Jammu

Government/Military

Jammu and Kashmir, India

May 7, 2022

BSF troops open fire at Pakistani drone near IB in Jammu

Government/Military

Jammu and Kashmir, India

May 4, 2022

BSF shoots down drone in Amritsar sector

Government/Military

Dhanoe Kalan, India

April 29, 2022

Pak drone sighted along Punjab border, 165 shots fired

Government/Military

Dorangala, India

April 23, 2022

Gang using drones for smuggling drugs from Pakistan busted in Tarn Taran; 3 held

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Tarn Taran, India

April 17, 2022

$51k fine for man who unlawfully operated drone, causing 2 RSAF aircraft to be rerouted

Airports

Singapore

April 14, 2022

Warning after drones enter Sydney Airport airspace

Airports

Sydney, Australia

April 13, 2022

Marina police detained and warned two people for flying a drone over a lighthouse in a restricted area.

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Chennai, India

April 13, 2022

BSF seizes 4-kg heroin dropped via drone in Tarn Taran

Prisons

Havelian Village, Pakistan

April 12, 2022

Drone Mystery In Kumbia

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Kumbia, Australia

April 2, 2022

A man was arrested for flying a drone over high court

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Chennai, India

March 29, 2022

Punjab: Drone drops bombs in Amritsar, flees to Pakistan after BSF opens fire

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Amritsar, India

February 8, 2022

Singapore branch of the China Railway First Group was fined $22,000 for flying a drone in public areas without a permit

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Marymount, Singapore

January 29, 2022

An Underage Teen Uploaded a Video of His Drone Flying Into Shenyang Airport and Being Shot Down on the Runway

Airports

Shenyang, China

January 29, 2022

Drone sighted at Indo-Pak border

Government/Military

Amritsar, India

January 29, 2022

Two hurt as drone falls on them during R-Day event at Jabalpur stadium

Stadiums

Jabalpur, India

January 26, 2022

Two men electrocuted while retrieving drone stuck in power lines

Energy/Utilities

Victoria, Australia

January 5, 2022

Drone over Kovai kilns: 11 booked

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Coimbatore, India

January 3, 2022

A member of Sikhs for Justice is being investigated by India's National Investigation Agency for his involvement in the use of drones for cross-border smuggling

Government/Military

New Delhi, India

January 3, 2022

Shots fired after drone spotted along border

Government/Military

Rajatal, India

December 26, 2021

Drone with 5kg Explosives Shot Down 7 km Inside Indian Border

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Jammu and Kashmir, India

July 20, 2021

Drone spotted 30 metres from plane at Auckland Airport

Airports

Auckland, New Zealand

April 27, 2021

Indian Army shoots down Pakistan's quadcopter at LoC in Jammu & Kashmir's Keran

Government/Military

Jammu and Kashmir, India

October 24, 2020

Drone found near Israeli Embassy official's house in Delhi, no foul play suspected

Government/Military

New Delhi, India

August 23, 2020

A Limited Number of Drone Incidents in the Donbass

Government/Military

Tokyo, Japan

August 9, 2020

Drone drug drop at New South Wales prison thwarted by jail officials

Prisons

New South Wales, Australia

July 27, 2020

Abandoned drone send police into tizzy in Jammu

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Jammu, India

July 13, 2020

Pak Drone On Mission To Drop Weapons For Terrorists Shot Down In J&K

Government/Military

Srinagar, India

June 20, 2020

Tesla Giga Shanghai Construction Progress June 4, 2020: Video

Consumer Products

Shanghai, China

June 7, 2020

4 arrested after drone carrying drugs spotted over Kranji Reservoir Park

Private/Non-Coporate

Kranji, Singapore

June 6, 2020

Man booked for delivering Paan masala utilizing drone throughout lockdown

Private/Non-Coporate

Rajkot, Gujarat, India

April 12, 2020

Pak spy drone spotted near border in Jammu, retreats after army opens fire

Government/Military

Arnia, Jammu, India

October 26, 2019

Two booked for flying drone in Mumbai during Ganpati procession

Private/Non-Coporate

Mumbai, India

August 21, 2019

Singaporeans charged over illegal drone flying

Government/Military

Paya Lebar, Singapore

July 6, 2019

Singapore Changi Airport shuts runway over drone sighting

Airports

Changi, Singapore

June 19, 2019

Hong Kong police investigate drone that flew over chief executive’s office

Technology

Admiralty, Hong Kong

March 28, 2019

Flights at Dubai Airport Halted Over ‘Drone Activity’

Airports

Dubai, UAE

February 15, 2019

Frenchman arrested for flying drone over Myanmar parliament, says embassy

Private/Non-Coporate

Naypyidaw, Myanmar

February 11, 2019

Drone disrupting airspace 'could have been catastrophic'

Airports

Wellington, NZ

November 12, 2018

Chinese tourist breaches security at Taj Mahal, takes drone inside prohibited area

Government/Military

Agra, India

October 3, 2018

Australian arrested at Cambodian rally convicted of spying

Entertainment/Media

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

August 31, 2018

Dumb and Dumber: A Drone Flies Dangerously Close to an A380 During Take Off

Airports

Plaine Magnien, Mauritius

July 17, 2018

Woman held for flying drone near Charminar

Private/Non-Coporate

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

July 6, 2018

Illegal drone flights double in 2017 amid ignorance of regulations

Government/Military

Tokyo, Japan

April 6, 2018

Drone diverts landing planes at Auckland airport

Airports

Aukland, NZ

April 6, 2018

Drone pilot gets hefty fine after flying his machine over an Ed Sheeran concert

Stadiums

Brisbane, Australia

April 3, 2018

Smugglers Caught Using Drones to Drop $80 Million Worth of iPhones Into China

Consumer Products

Shenzhen, China

March 30, 2018

Drone nearly hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan

Airports

Wellington, New Zealand

March 27, 2018

Drone Near Taj Mahal: Two Tourists Detained for Flying Drone Camera Near the Monument

Private/Non-Coporate

Uttar Pradesh, India

March 6, 2018

Man charged for flying drone near Mt Roy fire, Wanaka

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Wanaka, New Zealand

March 1, 2018

How Widespread Is The Problem Of ‘Peeping Tom’ Drones?

Private/Non-Coporate

Upper Hutt, New Zealand

February 25, 2018

Frenchman arrested for flying drone

Private/Non-Coporate

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

February 23, 2018

Drone Crashes Into Farmer's Field In Karnataka During Trial

Finance

Karnataka, India

February 22, 2018

China Says Indian Drone Crashed In Its Territory

Government/Military

Beijing, China

December 7, 2017

Tigers tackle hi-tech intruder at Chinese wildlife park

Government/Military

Chongqing, China

December 4, 2017

Candy-carrying drone crashes into crowd, injuring six in Gifu

Ogaki, Japan

November 5, 2017

Myanmar to charge journalists on assignment for Turkish state TV: officials

Entertainment/Media

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

October 29, 2017

Drone smuggling contraband into Lithgow prison captured on CCTV

Prisons

Lithgow, Australia

October 26, 2017

Man arrested after drone crashes on Chinese high-speed rail line

Transportation (non-airports)

Hebei, China

September 3, 2017

‘Drone voyeur’ arrested for filming naked bathers in Jeju

Private/Non-Coporate

Jeju, South Korea

August 9, 2017

Man Flies Drone Inside Airport, Gets Arrested After Returning From Trip

Airports

Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

July 19, 2017

Plane hits drone over Adelaide airport

Airports

Adelaide, Australia

July 12, 2017

Australian Drone Misses Helicopter by Less Than Ten Feet

Airports

Coogee, New South Wales, Australia

July 10, 2017

Drone Voyeur Live-Streams Women From Outside Their Homes

Private/Non-Coporate

Xi’an, China

July 9, 2017

Australian film-maker James Ricketson charged with espionage over drone flight in Cambodia

Government/Military

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

June 10, 2017

Drone flights disrupt southwest Chinese airport for third time in recent days

Airports

Chengdu, China

April 24, 2017

Drone snapped ‘dangerously close’ to Singapore Airlines plane

Airports

Perth, Australia

April 6, 2017

Drone flying inside Taj Mahal premises sends security agencies into a tizzy

Government/Military

Agra, India

February 22, 2017

Drone's operator detained for flying near Chinese airplane

Airports

Beijing, China

January 17, 2017

Chinese toddler is cut in the face by out-of-control drone

Private/Non-Coporate

Beijing, China

May 15, 2015

Incident

Industry

location

Date

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

Stadiums

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

September 29, 2022

Bomblet Dropping Drones Are Now Being Used By Cartels In Mexico’s Drug War

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Michoacan, Mexico

January 10, 2022

Colombian prison guards use drones to fly contraband – and burgers – into their own jail

Prisons

Valledupar, Columbia

December 1, 2021

Drones drop explosives in Ecuador prison attack by suspected drug cartels

Prisons

Guayaquil, Ecuador

September 13, 2021

Chilean navy helicopter collides with DJI Mavic Air 2 drone

Airports

Santo Domingo, Chile

January 23, 2021

Boeing 737 Passenger Jet Damaged in Possible Midair Drone Hit

Airports

Tijuana, Mexico

December 13, 2018

Venezuela President Maduro survives 'drone assassination attempt'

Private/Non-Coporate

Caracas, Venezuela

August 5, 2018

Drone With Grenades Lands at Property of Mexico Police Chief

Private/Non-Coporate

Tecate, Mexico

July 12, 2018

Eine Drohne verfolgt den Papst in Chile

Private/Non-Coporate

Temuco, Chile

January 15, 2018

Drone on Congonhas may cause losses of more than R $ 1 million, estimates association of airlines

Airports

Congonhas, Brazil

November 13, 2017

Drone strikes passenger Boeing descending over theme park in Argentina

Airports

Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 12, 2017

Incident

Industry

location

Date

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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

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

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

Airports

Tel Aviv, Israel

August 27, 2022

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

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Al-Suqaylabiyah, Syria

July 24, 2022

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

Government/Military

Israel

July 18, 2022

IDF shoots down 3 Hezbollah drones heading for Karish gas field

Energy/Utilities

Israel

July 2, 2022

Explosive drone detonates in Iraq's northern city of Erbil

Government/Military

Erbil, Iraq

June 8, 2022

Iraqi forces down drone over prison in Baghdad

Prisons

Baghdad, Iraq

June 6, 2022

Drone Targets Iran's Parchin Military Base

Government/Military

Parchin, Iran

May 24, 2022

IDF says it downed Hezbollah drone that entered Israeli airspace amid major drill

Government/Military

Haifa, Israel

May 17, 2022

Jordanian army downs drone carrying drugs from Syria

Government/Military

Jordan

May 14, 2022

IDF drone crashes in Syria, army says no data leaked

Government/Military

Golan Heights, Syria

April 26, 2022

Drone interrupts training by the DR Congo-team in the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs

Stadiums

Casablanca, Morocco

March 31, 2022

Houthis rebels attacked oil depot and other facilities with rocket and drone strikes.

Energy/Utilities

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

March 25, 2022

Uav Crashes Near Speicher Military Base in Saladin

Government/Military

Saladin, Iraq

January 31, 2022

Israeli military forces shot down a Hamas drone

Government/Military

Gaza

January 29, 2022

Houthis fire explosive-laden drone at school in Yemen's Marib

Education

Marib, Yemen

January 29, 2022

Drone attack in Abu Dhabi claimed by Yemen’s rebels kills 3

Energy/Utilities

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

January 17, 2022

Ethiopia: 19 people killed in latest drone strikes in Tigray

Government/Military

Tigray, Ethiopia

January 10, 2022

Hezbollah drone downed by IDF mistakenly reveals operatives' pictures

Government/Military

Blue Line, Israel

January 5, 2022

Coalition: 2 armed drones shot down at Baghdad airport

Airports

Baghdad, Iraq

January 3, 2022

Iraqi Prime Minister Survives Drone Attack

Government/Military

Baghdad, Iraq

November 7, 2021

Airport in Iraqi capital comes under drone attack

Government/Military

Baghdad, Iraq

June 10, 2021

Drones shot down over Iraqi airbase housing US troops and coalition forces

Government/Military

Albaghdadi, Iraq

June 6, 2021

Gauteng heliport grounded by drones that flew into flight path

Airports

Waterval City, South Africa

May 3, 2021

Oil tanker off Syrian coast hit in suspected drone attack

Energy/Utilities

Baniyas, Syria

April 24, 2021

Drone Attacks Iraq Airport Housing U.S. Troops

Government/Military

Erbil, Iraq

April 14, 2021

Polish man charged over drone at DP Ruto's Karen residence

Airports

Mombasa, Kenya

March 31, 2021

French drone tourist in Iran Benjamin Briere 'facing spy charges'

Government/Military

Sarakhs, Iran

March 15, 2021

Passenger plane is engulfed in flames at Saudi international airport after 'drone attack' claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels

Airports

Abha, Saudi Arabia

February 10, 2021

Drones are biggest tactical concern since the rise of IEDs in Iraq, CENTCOM boss says

Government/Military

Qayyarah Air Base, Iraq

February 9, 2021

Taliban uses hobbyist drones to carry explosives

Government/Military

Kunduz, Afghanistan

November 24, 2020

Azerbaijani Armed Forces shot down an Armenian kamikaze quadcopter

Government/Military

Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia

October 24, 2020

Im Gilboa-Gefängnis im Norden Israels sitzen rund 800 palästinensische Häftlinge ein

Prisons

Gilboa, Israel

September 17, 2020

Drone drops hundreds of bags of cannabis in Tel Aviv

Transportation (non-airports)

Tel Aviv, Israel

September 3, 2020

Houthi-Movement Rebels Attack ISIS/Al Qaeda Cell, Captures Drones

Government/Military

Al Bayda, Yemen

August 21, 2020

Hezbollah Recovers DJI Mavic Being Used by the IDF

Government/Military

South Lebanon, Lebanon

August 13, 2020

Armenia department of corrections vows “immediate destruction” of any drones breaching perimeter

Prisons

Artik, Armenia

August 2, 2020

War in Libya: UN report suggests first AI attack on human

Government/Military

Tripolis, Lybia

March 30, 2020

Muscat International Airport closed temporarily after drone spotted in airspac

Airports

Muscat, Oman

November 16, 2019

Two flights diverted from Dubai due to suspected drones

Airports

Dubai, UAE

September 22, 2019

Two flights diverted from Dubai due to suspected drone

Airports

Dubai, UAE

September 22, 2019

Saudi oil production cut by 50% after drones attack crude facilities

Energy/Utilities

Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia

September 15, 2019

Travel Bloggers Arrested in Iran For Flying Drone Without a Permit

Private/Non-Coporate

Tehran, Iran

September 13, 2019

Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was hit by drones

Energy/Utilities

Afif, KSA

May 14, 2019

Houthis announces drone attack on Dubai International Airport

Airports

Dubai, UAE

September 30, 2018

Yemen's rebels attack Abu Dhabi airport using a drone

Airports

Abu Dhabi, UAE

July 27, 2018

Houthis attack ARAMCO refinery in Riyadh using drone- Houthi-run TV station

Energy/Utilities

Riyadh, KSA

July 18, 2018

Saudi security shoots down recreational drone near royal palace

Private/Non-Coporate

Riyadh, KSA

April 21, 2018

Ben Gurion flights halted after drone enters airspace

Airports

Tel Aviv, Israel

January 21, 2018

Wayward drone briefly grounds flights at Ben Gurion Airport

Airports

Tel Aviv, Israel

December 12, 2017

Flights halted at IGI Airport after pilot spotted ‘drone’

Airports

New Delhi, India

August 21, 2017

Seconds from disaster: Passenger jet & drone narrowly avoid collision over Israel

Airports

Tel Aviv, Israel

August 15, 2017

DJI drone enthusiast arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Tel Aviv airport

Airports

Sde Dov, Israel

July 18, 2017

Incident: LAM B737 at Tete on Jan 5th 2017, radome structural failure

Airports

Tete, Mozambique

January 6, 2017

Flights diverted from Sharjah International Airport due to suspected drone incident

Airports

Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

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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