Worldwide Drone Incidents

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

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Drone With Grenades Lands at Property of Mexico Police Chief

Private Individual/VIP

Mexico City, Mexico

July 12, 2018

Drones drop Spice drug into prisoners' cells after security netting collapsed

Correctional Facility

Herts, UK

July 7, 2018

Drone intrusion near New Harmony grounds all aircraft battling West Valley Fire

First Responder

St. George, Utah, USA

July 5, 2018

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Critical Infrastructure

Bugey, France

July 3, 2018

Drones buzzed French prison months before helicopter escape

Correctional Facility

Paris, France

July 2, 2018

Von Drohne im Garten belästigt

Private Individual/VIP

Bern, Switzerland

June 14, 2018

Drone misunderstanding in Cape Coral shows learning curve with rising technology

Private Individual/VIP

Cape Coral, FL, USA

June 13, 2018

Droner stanset innflyging til Oslo lufthavn


Oslo, Norway

June 13, 2018

Mystery Drone, Drug Possession: Needham Police Log

Private Individual/VIP

Needham, MA, USA

June 11, 2018

Confirmed: Drone alert at Birmingham Airport


Birmingham, UK

June 11, 2018

Man Cited for Using Drone Above Lava Flow

First Responder

Kilauea, HI, USA

May 31, 2018

Drohne fliegt gegen Wohnungsfenster

Private Individual/VIP

Neukirchen, Germany

May 27, 2018

Helikopter kollidiert mit Drohne


Locarno, Switzerland

May 25, 2018

Homeowner tries to shoot down drone over his house as he was in fear of his family’s privacy

Private Individual/VIP

Bradenton, Florida, USA

May 25, 2018

Police find drone with contraband on roof of elementary school in Montreal, Canada

Correctional Facility

Montreal, Canada

May 22, 2018

Drone sørget for stengt rullebane


Gardermoen, Norway

May 22, 2018

Russia prepares for World Cup drone attack


Moscow, Russia

May 21, 2018

Drohne überrascht Piloten beim Anflug auf Tegel


Berlin, DE

May 13, 2018

Peeping drones spying on people in St. Louis

Private Individual/VIP

St. Louis, MO, USA

May 13, 2018

Resident unhappy with city’s drone, claims it invaded privacy, scared daughters

Private Individual/VIP

Burian, WA, USA

May 10, 2018

Atlanta woman says drone ‘peeped' on her while she dressed

Private Individual/VIP

Atlanta, GA, USA

May 10, 2018

Geiselnehmer sabotieren FBI mit "Drohnenangriff"



May 7, 2018

Drone Interferes with NM Firefighters' Efforts

First Responder

Espanola, NM

May 4, 2018

Drone got in helicopter's way as it fought a wildfire in Minnesota

First Responder

Minnesota, USA

May 2, 2018

Immer mehr Drohnen-Zwischenfälle

First Responder

Vienna, Austria

April 30, 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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