The B.C. government is announcing plans to bring illegal drones back down to Earth.
It’s the Province’s official response to recent incidents that saw the unmanned flying aircraft in a series of close encounters with other planes.
Including one case last month that saw a drone miss a seaplane near Vancouver International, as well as another that saw the grounding of eight helicopters and five planes that were supposed to be fighting wildfires in Oliver.
However the proposed new laws won’t be taking off anytime soon; the Ministry of Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations just announcing plans to up the penalties for intruding into a wildfire, with all to be considered as “flight restricted” areas.
The penalty for breaking that could go as high as $5000, in the new legislation expected to be introduced next spring.