News, views and advertising of the Grand Coulee Dam Area

Drone stops firefighting effort

Someone illegally flew a drone into the temporarily restricted airspace over the Williams Flats and Lundstrom Butte Fires Tuesday, forcing a stop to all flights by firefighting aircraft.

“The incursion caused all firefighting related aircraft — helicopters, Fire Bosses and large retardant planes — to suspend operations and return to the airport,” Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8 sa...

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 
Rendered 06/14/2024 21:40