FAA is investigating whether or not a drone caused a helicopter crash

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A helicopter crash that occurred in South Carolina earlier this week is now suspected of being the first-ever crash caused by a drone, Bloomberg reports. According to the report, a student pilot and instructor were flying a helicopter on Wednesday when a drone appeared “directly in front of them.” The instructor took the controls, and in the process of avoiding the drone, hit a tree and crashed. Both pilots escaped without injury.

If the details are confirmed, the crash would be the first aviation accident caused by a drone, indirectly or not. Regulators have been warning for years about the dangers posed by hobbyist aviators in the US, who are able to fly in most non-populated areas with minimal restrictions.

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