Department of Transportation Planning to Require Drones to Be Registered

The program could be up and running by December.

— -- The Department of Transportation will announce a plan that would require people to register their drones, a source confirmed to ABC News.

The plan could go into effect possibly by Christmas, according to the source.

Last September, a drone crashed inside Louis Armstrong Stadium during a match at the U.S. Open in New York between Flavia Pennetta and Monica Niculescu. There were no spectators in the area where the crash took place and no injuries. A New York City teacher who allegedly crashed the drone was arrested and faced charges of reckless endangerment, ESPN reported at the time.

The FAA recently signed an agreement to test technology that could track down people who operate drones that make unauthorized flights around airports.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.