FAA Seeks Largest Fine Yet on Drones in Near-Miss Crackdown

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  • Near misses between drones and airliners have surged this year
  • $1.9 million fine is proposed for Chicago drone operator

Drones fly in Sausalito, California.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is proposing the largest fine to date against a drone operator as the agency cracks down on the booming use of unmanned aircraft in congested skies over populated areas.

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