Worldwide Drone Incidents

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

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Plane flying over county reports sighting drone


Pittsburgh, PA, USA

November 4, 2019

Drone Operator Cited for Interfering With Shark-Bite Victim Rescue

First Responder

San Diego, CA, USA

October 1, 2018

Drone disrupts air operations on part of Pole Creek Fire

First Responder

Spanish Fork, UT, USA

September 19, 2018

Man points a laser at law enforcement airplane he thought was a drone, police say

Private Individual/VIP

Leemore, CA, USA

September 14, 2018

Drone inspecting San Francisco's Millennium Tower crashes

Private Individual/VIP

San Francisco, CA, USA

September 9, 2018

Police seize drone that interfered with helicopter after motorcycle crash

First Responder

Monitor Township, MI, USA

August 31, 2018

Large amount of contraband seized at Collins Bay Institution

Correctional Facility

Kingston, ON, Canada

August 29, 2018

Illegal drone grounds firefighting aircraft on 5,400-acre Terwilliger Fire

First Responder

Eugene, OR, USA

August 27, 2018

Lawsuit: Woman injured in face by drone at Vegas casino light show


Las Vegas, NV, USA

August 22, 2018

Third Drone Intrusion Keeps Firefighters From Getting Food

First Responder

Riggins, ID, USA

August 21, 2018

FAA investigating near drone-helicopter collision off Hollywood


Hollywood, FL, USA

August 17, 2018

Illegal drone flight near airport raises concern


Klamath Falls, OR, USA

August 16, 2018

Venezuela President Maduro survives 'drone assassination attempt'

Private Individual/VIP

Caracas, Venezuela

August 5, 2018

Report: Drone nearly caused mid-air collision at Grassy Ridge Fire

First Responder

St. Anthony, Idaho, USA

August 1, 2018

Drone strikes Iowa toddler on playground

Private Individual/VIP

Bettendorf, Iowa

July 30, 2018

Drone With Grenades Lands at Property of Mexico Police Chief

Private Individual/VIP

Mexico City, Mexico

July 12, 2018

Dangerous drones invade protected airspace at metro Detroit airports


Detroit, MI, USA

July 12, 2018

Drone Recovered on Tarmac Near Runway at San Francisco International Airport Prompts Investigation


San Francisco, CA, USA

July 12, 2018

Unregistered drones causing issues for pilots, including in the Kansas City metro


Kansas City, MO, USA

July 11, 2018

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

First Responder

St. George, Utah, USA

July 5, 2018

Too close for comfort: Dangerous drones invade protected airspace daily


Milwaukee, WI, USA

June 28, 2018

Drone misunderstanding in Cape Coral shows learning curve with rising technology

Private Individual/VIP

Cape Coral, FL, USA

June 13, 2018

Mystery Drone, Drug Possession: Needham Police Log

Private Individual/VIP

Needham, MA, USA

June 11, 2018

Man Cited for Using Drone Above Lava Flow

First Responder

Kilauea, HI, USA

May 31, 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


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