Worldwide Drone Incidents

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

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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

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

Federal - National Park

Pasadena, MD, USA

April 30, 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

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

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


Honolulu, HI, USA

April 2, 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

Drone flying near Kelowna airport prompts police warning


Kelowna, BC, Canada

March 7, 2018

Police seeking owner of wayward drone

Private Individual/VIP

Philadelphia, PA, US

February 26, 2018

A Drone Crashed into Apple Park … Oops


Menlo Park, CA, USA

February 22, 2018

What May Be U.S.’s First Drone-Linked Aircraft Crash Is Being Investigated


Charleston, SC, USA

February 15, 2018

Investigators looking into report that drone struck Kauai tour helicopter


Kauai, HI, USA

February 13, 2018

Eine Drohne verfolgt den Papst in Chile

Private Individual/VIP

Temuco, Chile

January 15, 2018

Drone dispute reaches courtroom

Private Individual/VIP


January 10, 2018

Drone causes privacy concerns for people living in a Tampa neighborhood

Private Individual/VIP

Tampa, FL, USA

January 5, 2018

14-year-old Memphis girl finds drone flying outside bathroom window

Private Individual/VIP

Memphis, TN, USA

January 2, 2018

Drone Sighting At Air Force Bomber Base Shows Need For Defenses, General Says


Knob Noster, MO, USA

December 1, 2017

Man Arrested After Dropping Fliers From Drone Over Bay Area Stadiums


Santa Clara, CA, USA

November 26, 2017

Drone carrying drugs, cellphones crashes at Arizona prison

Correctional Facility

Buckeye, AZ, USA

November 16, 2017

Drone spotted hovering outside bedroom window

Private Individual/VIP

San Diego, CA, USA

November 16, 2017

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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