According to a post from ABSCBN News, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS), personal quadcopter, or drone was found at the runway of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It was recovered by safety inspectors of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).
The drone was reportedly spotted by a runway grass cutter who immediately alerted airport authorities. The drone was found at a portion of Runway 06-24.
The drone, which is now in the custody of MIAA Safety Department, is said to have no identification marks. They are currently working on finding the owner.
In violation of the “No Drone Policy” within the airport complex, the owner may face criminal liability and may be fined between PhP 300,000 and PhP 500,000.
The authorities mentioned that it was fortunate that the drone did not hit any aircraft in the runway.
With much consideration to privacy and security, there are certain places that have passed bills to prevent the use of drones. For instance, in the US, drones are not allowed to fly on military bases, national parks, and within the 5-mile radius of medium to large-sized airports.
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