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Drones Caught In No-Fly Zones On The Gold Coast

Man referred to Civil Aviation Authority

Drones Caught In No-Fly Zones On The Gold Coast

Police are once again pushing the "leave your drone at home" message, after a four incidents around Official Games venues.

All unofficial aircraft are banned around sporting precincts while the Commonwealth Games are underway, for security reasons.

One man in his 20s has been referred to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in relation to use of a drone in Southport inside the Temporary Restricted Areas yesterday.

It has been confirmed there was no danger to the public or Commonwealth Games Venue safety though. 

Assistant Commissioner Crawford said the incident is a timely reminder for people to leave their drones at home, with those caught breaching the no-fly zones potentially facing serious consequences. 

“There are significant penalties that could result from a drone breaching restricted airspace and a fine of up to $250,000 may apply under Major Events legislation and other penalties may apply under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations,” he said.

“The message from police is clear: the use of drones in the restricted airspace around venues will not be tolerated.”

The Temporary Restricted Areas will remain in place until April 18.

 

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