Posts tagged as Runaway drone

Runaway drone was flying unlicensed

Monday, May 25, 2020

The flight of the drone lost in early May and missing for over two weeks had not been arranged with the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), representative Aivis Vincevs told news agency LETA on May 25. The  incident on May 2   caused closing of airspace at the Riga International Airport, redirecting a flight to Tallinn and extensive searches. Therefore, the manufacturer and owner UAVFactory had their permit for high-risk flights temporarily…

Runaway drone in Latvia sparks nationwide hunt

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A large drone went missing over Latvia on Saturday, sparking a nationwide search as well as a social media flurry in the Baltic country. The missing 5.5-metre-wide and 3.5-metre-long drone, manufactured by UAVFactory in Latvia, went missing on May 2,  according   to the country’s public broadcaster, LSM. As of May 5, it still hadn’t been located. While it continued living a life of its own, the drone managed to…