The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is planning legal action against a drone operator after a triathlon competitor was allegedly hit by an unmanned aircraft in WA's Mid West.

If it goes ahead, CASA says it will be the first time in Australia that the use of drones has resulted in court action.

This was discussed on diydrones in this blog http://diydrones.com/profiles/blog/show?id=705844%3ABlogPost%3A1615437&commentId=705844%3AComment%3A1620321

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  • Yeah, the photo is of his controllers license, not operating certificate, meaning he can work for a company with an operating certificate, but his company can't fly commercially legally. 

    The article makes a good point also in that any company requesting his services wouldn't have known that he didn't have the correct certification.

  • This article has more detailed info including a photo of his COA. However, the big issue is that apparently his daughter was doing the flying at the time. 

  • was he just using a phantom? did the event organisers actually ask him to film the event? interesting to see what happens.

  • Operator at fault not the equipment.

  • Good. Dumb people should be held accountable for the their dumb actions.  Too bad the media loves making it sound like an armed reaper came out of the sky and hit her.

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