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Case of Drone-Mounted Flame Thrower May Test U.S. FAA Authority

  • Connecticut teen mounted gun, flame-thrower to drones
  • U.S. judge sides with FAA’s request to investigate flights

The father and son who posted videos of drones firing a handgun and incinerating a Thanksgiving turkey with a flame-thrower can be questioned by aviation regulators, a U.S. judge ruled in a closely watched case that may determine the government’s ability to oversee unmanned aircraft.

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