Drone With Camera Spotted Over Panthers Stadium
Get Breaking News First
Sports Fan Insider
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina briefly detained and questioned a man who flew a drone with a camera mounted on it over a stadium during an NFL preseason game.
Area news media outlets report that the drone was spotted during the Aug. 17 game between the Carolina Panthers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
The Federal Aviation Administration limits aircraft use near major sporting events, and prohibits unmanned aircraft at sites designated as “Class B” venues, which includes Bank of America Stadium.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police department spokesman Rob Tufano did not say what explanation the drone operator gave for using the prohibited aircraft. He said information obtained during questioning was turned over to the FAA, which has jurisdiction in such matters.
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)