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February 3, 2020, 2:52 PM

Drone sighting disrupts air traffic at Madrid airport

Spanish authorities say that Madrid's international airport was closed for over an hour following the sighting of drones
February 3, 2020, 2:52 PM
Spain closes airspace at Madrid airport as drones reported
1 month ago

'Mystery drone' faithful undeterred by lack of evidence

The Colorado Department of Public Safety says it is scaling back its investigation into reports of unexplained drone sightings.
1 month ago
'Mystery drone' faithful undeterred by lack of evidence
1 month ago

Mystery drone investigation intensifies after close encounter with medical helicopter

The string of mysterious drone sightings in Colorado continues as an emergency helicopter reports it was almost hit by one.
1 month ago
Mystery drone investigation intensifies after close encounter with medical helicopter
1 month ago

Conspiracy theories abound despite officials' denial of drone invasion

So far, a search has uncovered zero evidence of suspicious activity.
1 month ago
Conspiracy theories abound despite officials' denial of drone invasion
1 month ago

High-tech plane joins search for mysterious drones in Colorado

The plane, intended for use in wildfires, carries sophisticated cameras.
1 month ago
High-tech plane joins search for mysterious drones
1 month ago

New task force for mysterious drone sightings

Law enforcement has started to set up a multi-agency task force to investigate drones that have been spotted since mid-December over parts of Colorado and Nebraska.
1 month ago
New task force for mysterious drone sightings
1 month ago

New drone task force investigating mysterious sightings across Colorado, Nebraska

Drone sightings in Colorado and Nebraska have so far been unexplained.
1 month ago
New drone task force investigating mysterious sightings
1 month ago

Fleets of drones reported for days in the skies over Colorado and Nebraska

Swarms of drones buzzing overhead and no one knows where they're coming from.
1 month ago
Fleets of drones reported for days in the skies over Colorado and Nebraska
1 month ago

Authorities investigating multiple drone sightings in 2 states

The drones have been seen flying in groups and at night, and investigators have no idea why and the sightings have made residents nervous.
1 month ago
Authorities investigating multiple drone sightings in 2 states
2 months ago

Mystery drones flying over northeastern Colorado

The first sighting was on Dec. 17.
2 months ago
Residents concerned after mysterious drones seen flying over northeastern Colorado
2 months ago

Fleet of mystery drones reported by residents

The first sightings were reported in Colorado and Nebraska; the Air Force told ABC News that the drones did not belong to them.
2 months ago
Fleet of mystery drones reported by residents
2 months ago

Texas police use drone to nab burglary suspect

It used to be that police departments needed to have a helicopter to locate fleeing suspects from the air -- but drone technology is changing that.
2 months ago
Police use drone to nab burglary suspect
3 months ago

UPS launches drone delivery in North Carolina

The company says it was able to deliver CVS prescriptions to customers at a retirement community, helping those with limited mobility.
3 months ago
UPS launches drone delivery in North Carolina
4 months ago

Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town

A Google affiliate has started delivering packages with drones in a test being run in a Virginia town
4 months ago
4 months ago

UPS certified to start drone deliveries

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration gave the green light for UPS to start delivering packages via drones.
4 months ago
UPS certified to start drone deliveries
4 months ago

FAA awards UPS certification to start package delivery via drones

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration gave the green light for UPS to start delivering packages via drones.
4 months ago
UPS certified to start drone deliveries
7 months ago

Drone video captures 2 sharks interacting near Chatham

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy has reported 11 shark sightings off Cape Cod in 48 hours.
7 months ago
Drone video captures 2 sharks interacting near Chatham
9 months ago

Drone sighting closes Frankfurt airport for an hour

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
9 months ago
Drone sighting closes Frankfurt airport for an hour
1 year ago

Drone sighting halts flights at Ireland's Dublin Airport

Flights to and from Dublin Airport in Ireland have been halted after a drone was spotted over the airfield
1 year ago
1 year ago

'Missed the drone by about 30 feet': Operations resume at Newark Airport after drone activity, FAA says

Two reports of a drone seen flying about 3,500 feet above Teterboro Airport in Bergen County, New Jersey, caused a ground stop at Newark Airport, according to the FAA.
1 year ago
Operations resume at Newark Airport after drone activity causes ground stop
1 year ago

Group stop ordered at Newark Airport due to drones

Two drones were seen above Teterboro Airport in Bergen, New Jersey.
1 year ago
Group stop ordered at Newark Airport due to drones
1 year ago

Drone captures California man surfing with dolphins

Alden Blair told ABC station KABC-TV that the moment was like his late grandmother talking to him on her birthday.
1 year ago
Drone captures man surfing with dolphins
1 year ago

Close encounter between a helicopter and a drone mid-air in Florida

Plus, a woman's epic struggle against robbers attempting to steal $75,000; crazy police chase unfolding on the busy 101 freeway in Los Angeles; hit and misses at the movie box office
1 year ago
Close encounter between a helicopter and a drone mid-air in Florida
1 year ago

Federal officials reiterate drone threat in intel bulletin

Federal officials this week warned police around the country that drones are posing an ever-growing threat to safety and security.
1 year ago
Federal officials reiterate drone threat in intel bulletin
2 years ago

Video appears to show drone exploding in Venezuela

A drone appears to explode as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks in Caracas on Saturday. The video was retweeted by Maduro's official Twitter account.
2 years ago
Video appears to show drone exploding in Venezuela
2 years ago

World's first passenger drone takes flight

The electrically-powered drone can carry a single passenger weighing up to 220 pounds.
2 years ago
World's first passenger drone takes flight
2 years ago

FAA registers 1 million drones since regulation became rule in 2015

Users are required to register drones online for $5 and must renew every three years.
2 years ago
FAA registers 1 million drones since regulation became rule in 2015
2 years ago

1st report of drone collision with commercial flight

The drone slammed into a commercial plane about to land in Quebec City with six passengers and two crew members aboard, officials said.
2 years ago
1st report of drone collision with commercial flight
3 years ago

First responders turn to drones to save lives

More than 300 state and local agencies have added drones to their arsenals, including a Texas police department that used a drone to spot an escaped convict.
3 years ago
First responders turn to drones to save lives
3 years ago

New guidelines allow US military to destroy and track drones

The Defense Department has issued new guidance to its combatant commands, services and military installations about how to handle drones.
3 years ago
New guidelines allow US military to destroy and track drones
3 years ago

Drone finds lost hikers and dog in Colorado

The three were uninjured but "very excited to see rescuers."
3 years ago
Drone finds lost hikers and dog in Colorado
4 years ago

Drone Racing Takes Flight With Olympic-Size Ambitions

Organizers and pilots are working to make it the next great international sport.
4 years ago
Drone Racing: The Next Great Olympic Sport?
4 years ago

For Families of Drone Strike Victims, Government Statistics Likely to Provide Little Solace

Muhammed al-Qawli says a U.S. drone strike killed his brother and his cousin.
4 years ago
For Families of Drone Strike Victims, Gov't Statistics Likely to Provide Little Solace
4 years ago

White House Counts 64 to 116 Civilians Killed by Airstrikes Outside War Zones

The Obama Administration has announced its estimate of civilians killed by drones in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa.
4 years ago
White House Counts 64 to 116 Civilians Killed by Airstrikes
4 years ago

FAA Releases Rules for Commercial Drone Pilots

They cannot deliver packages yet.
4 years ago
FAA Releases Rules for Commercial Drone Pilots
4 years ago

British Airways Flight May Have Been Hit by Plastic Bag: Official

We shouldn't "overreact" to reports of a drone strike, Robert Goodwill said.
4 years ago
Weekend Flight May Have Been Hit by Plastic Bag, Not Drone
4 years ago

British Airways Plane Struck by Suspected Drone Before Safe Landing at Heathrow

The plane was headed towards Heathrow at the time.
4 years ago
Suspected Drone Strikes British Airways Flight