Another unwitting newbie with their shiny new toy, totally oblivious to the rules. I do not know what brand/model it was, although we can probably all make a rather educated guess. The big take away here is existing laws were applied and the owner was cited appropriately by local police. Gloating politicians everywhere are in tears. Finally, another good example of why we don't need a bunch of fat suits in an office to make up new laws for something that is already covered by existing laws.
It's also nice to see the media not losing their mind over it. Although that may come as the morning progresses.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Park Police have confiscated a drone that crash-landed on the Ellipse, near the White House.
A police representative says the small drone was being operated from the grounds of the Washington Monument early Friday morning.
The drone crossed Constitution Avenue and crashed on the Ellipse, the grassy area between the Monument and the White House grounds.
Police confiscated the drone and issued federal tickets to the operators, whom police did not identify.
Airspace in downtown Washington is the most restricted in the country for passenger aircraft and unmanned vehicles, including drones, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
It is illegal to operate a drone within the Beltway without special permission.