A drone operator is to blame for a collision between a said Thursday.drone and a US Army Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, the National Transportation Safety Board
The NTSB said, back in September, a drone pilot flew his drone farther than he could see — Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 101 calls for pilots to be able to see their aircraft. What’s more, the pilot “expressed only a general cursory awareness of regulations and good operating practices,” according to a NTSB report.
The report also noted there was a temporary flight restriction for the area (Hoffman Island, New York) at the time, which the pilot said he didn’t know about.
The Black Hawk, which was about 300 feet in the air, landed fine, but with a dent, some scratches and a few drone parts lodged in it.