National Headline News

News > Latest News > National Headline News > NYPD: Drone came within 800 feet of chopper

NYPD: Drone came within 800 feet of chopper

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested two people for operating a drone over the George Washington Bridge that came within 800 feet of a police helicopter. They say the Aviation Unit helicopter spotted the small unmanned aircraft near the bridge at 12:21 a.m. Tuesday. The drone continued to circle the bridge, forcing the chopper to change course to avoid it. The chopper pilot notified the 34th Precinct in Washington Heights after observing the drone land on a parked vehicle. When police arrived, they recovered two drones with remote controls. Police arrested Wilkins Mendoza and Remy Castro, both of Manhattan, on reckless endangerment charges. Information about their lawyer wasn't immediately available. The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't set standards for certifying the safety of drones.

National Headline News

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane that reported losing engine power has crashed into a building at a Kansas...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker,...
BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern...