Worldwide Drone Incidents

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

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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

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

Maryland conservation group says drone pilot buzzed bald eagle's nest in Pasadena

Federal - National Park

Pasadena, MD, USA

April 30, 2018

Saudi security shoots down recreational drone near royal palace

Private Individual/VIP

Riyadh, KSA

April 21, 2018

New charges filed against Sharpsville man accused of tormenting police dogs

First Responder

Sharpsville, OH, USA

April 21, 2018

Colorado Springs TV station's flying drone temporarily disrupted air drops on 117 fire

First Responder

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

April 20, 2018

Angriff aus der Luft - Drohne schießt mit Nägeln

Private Individual/VIP

Gebesee, DE

April 19, 2018

Woman who was hit in head by drone settles lawsuit with USC frat, event-planning company

Private Individual/VIP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

April 7, 2018

Drone diverts landing planes at Auckland airport


Aukland, NZ

April 6, 2018

Illegal drone flights double in 2017 amid ignorance of regulations


Tokyo, Japan

April 6, 2018

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


Brisbane, Australia

April 3, 2018

Hawaii airline pilots report pair of mid-air near misses with drones


Honolulu, HI, USA

April 2, 2018

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


Shenzhen, China

March 30, 2018

Drone nearly hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan


Wellington, New Zealand

March 27, 2018

Coast Guard helicopter avoids drone strike in Port Angeles

Federal - Military

Port Angeles, WA, USA

March 20, 2018

Tesla’s Production Problems Spawn a Legion of Model 3 Stalkers


Fremont, CA, USA

March 12, 2018

Water company fears poison from drones

Critical Infrastructure

THE HAGUE, Netherlands

March 8, 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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