Drone restrictions sought

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

WASHINGTON—New York Sen. Charles Schumer plans to amend a Federal Aviation Administration bill, requiring drone manufacturers to incorporate geo-fencing to keep drones away from airports, ABC reported.

Under this law, U.S. drones would be kept from operating within two miles of an airport or above 500 feet in altitude. Schumer pointed to the risk of drones flying into engine turbines while a plane is in flight. The regulation would also prohibit drone use near sporting events or parades.

"Somebody could attach weaponry to them, or explosives," Schumer said in the report. "No one has yet, but sooner or later someone will think of that."