Unlike the drone incident in Hartford, CT, where a UAV operator got into trouble with local authorities when he flew his drone above a crime scene, Dayton firefighters seemed to see the upside of the aerial view. There’s no word on what the FAA thinks.
“It’s just another case of advances in technology being used for intentions that they were never intended for but in a case like this, if you can get an aerial view of a burning building, it’s very helpful,” said Dayton District Fire Chief Vincent Wiley.
Self-described video hobbyist Bob Ellis told WRGT, “I thought it would be a good opportunity to get some video footage.”
Firefighters say they want to look at the footage since they consider the fire suspicious. Ellis told the station he’d be happy to help.
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