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When drone poses threat to human

  • Muhammad Fauzan Malufti

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Jakarta   /   Wed, July 3, 2019   /  02:38 pm
When drone poses threat to human Mamiraua Institute biologist Daiane da Rosa gets back a drone during the field work of EcoDrones expedition at Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Amazonas state, Brazil, on June 27, 2018. (AFP/Mauro Pimentel )

Last April in eight commercial aircraft were forced to fly around and cancel landing at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, because of a drone that flew illegally near the runway. The incident came after a series of other drone disruptions affecting the busy airport’s operations. Drone-related disruptions have also occurred at several other airports. At least 30 drones have entered the airspace of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta in the last few years. In 2016, drone disruptions occurred at Sultan Syarif Kasim International Airport in Pekanbaru, prompting the Indonesian Air Force to threaten to shoot down all drones entering the airport’s airspace, considering that the Air Force has an air base located in the same area. The disruptions, posed by dangerously- operated commercial drones, are generally related to violations of maximum flig...

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