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Three Plane Crashes in Three Weeks


In the past few week there have been three major plane crash accidents that have ended with two fatalities. 

Lubbock Online reports a crash in Oklahoma of 52-year-old Rodney Sherry of Olton, TX, died in the crash just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19th. This comes just three weeks after a fatal crop-duster plane crash in Canadian County near Oklahoma City on May 30th. The first incident occurred May 27th in Butler County, Mo. Only the pilot was on board and was uninjured. 

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DOT: Regs for UAV Flights Over People Coming Soon
via NAAA -  
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in a speech last Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation will make public new regulations allowing for UAV flights over people within the next couple of weeks. Currently, UAV operators need to seek a waiver from the FAA if they want to operate over people. The FAA has been working on the rule for several months, but it was previously delayed by the Department of Defense and FBI over security concerns.

The rule is expected to have a remote identification and tracking requirement, key pieces of technology NAAA and many other manned aviation groups deem necessary for the same operation of UAVs. 


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