Worldwide Drone Incidents

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

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Incident

Industry

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

Stadiums

Seattle, WA, USA

September 25, 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

Incident

Industry

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Date

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

Stadiums

Seattle, WA, USA

September 25, 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

Incident

Industry

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Date

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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

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

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Date

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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

Incident

Industry

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Date

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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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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

FAA Quarterly Report

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

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