A high school student of 18 years was sentenced today to Nancy 400 euro fine for endangering the lives of others and non-compliance with aviation regulations, having
used a drone equipped with a camera to fly Nancy to make a post on social networking clip. The young man, the first in France to be prosecuted for using a drone without authorization, had accepted the principle of an appearance on plea bargaining procedure, referred to “plead guilty “.
The penalty proposed by the prosecution and validated by a judge, is divided into 100 euro fine for non-compliance and EUR 300 for endangering the lives of others. The young filmmaker had made aerial shots of Nancy in late January, including the Place Stanislas and the most famous monuments lorraine city. His clip, posted on various video sharing platforms has been viewed tens of thousands times by users. But its success has alerted the authorities, including the Directorate of Civil Aviation reminded the author of the video the rules for civilian drones. “I feel I have been treated as a bad offender. This case has sometimes passed me at media level, but I stayed humble thanks to my family,” he told AFP the young man, who spends his bachelor next month.
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