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Laguna Seaside Man Sentenced For Flying Drones Close to Aircrafts

Laguna Seaside Man Sentenced For Flying Drones Close to Aircrafts


LAGUNA BEACH, CA — A 62-year-old Laguna Seaside man was positioned on one yr of probation and ordered to do 120 hours of group service Tuesday for launching drones close to three aircrafts, risking harmful crashes.

Alexander Milinovic pleaded responsible July 13 to a few misdemeanor counts of unsafe operation of an unmanned plane, federal prosecutors mentioned.

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U.S. District Decide Fred Slaughter additionally fined the defendant $7,500.

On June 19 final yr, he directed a drone at a father and son in an open-cockpit gyrocopter on Father’s Time off the coast of Crescent Bay Seaside in Laguna Seaside, prompting the son, who was flying the plane, to make an emergency evasive maneuver, in keeping with federal prosecutors.

The defendant additionally admitted launching a drone on July 26 of final yr on the Discovery Channel “Shark Week” blimp within the Laguna Seaside space, prosecutors mentioned.

Milinovic additionally admitted launching a drone at U.S. Coast Guard helicopter on March 19, lacking it by about 200 ft, prosecutors mentioned. The crew aboard the helicopter managed to steer simply away from it, prosecutors mentioned.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this report.



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