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Warning after crashed drone found at Guernsey Airport

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Police have issued a warning, after a crashed drone was found at Guernsey Airport.

The device has been seized by officers, who are trying to find its owner.

It did have a camera attached, but there was no memory card with it.

Drones cannot be flown above 400ft or within two nautical miles of Guernsey or Alderney Airport, without permission from Air Traffic Control.

The consequences are "significant" and could endanger planes.

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Breaking drone laws could mean a fine of up to £10,000 or two years in prison.

The devices are not allowed in the Harbour controlled areas of the ports in St Peter Port or St Sampsons.

Cameras could also infringe privacy laws, you cannot:

  • Fly 50m within people, vehicles or structures
  • Fly over or within 150m of congested areas (towns, villages) or large outdoor gatherings (beaches, concerts, sports events)