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Heathrow ‘drone’ arrest turns out to be model aircraft pilot

George Rusu, who was reportedly arrested for flying a drone near Heathrow airport, was found to be flying a model aircraft 500 metres from the perimeter fence, a court heard on Tuesday. The news follows initial reports that the man was arrested for flying a drone near to the airport just days after the Gatwick disruption. Appearing in court in Uxbridge on Tuesday to admit the charge of ‘flying a small unmanned aircraft without permission of air traffic control’, the judge branded Rusu ‘reckless’ for flying his £160 model aircraft in nearby proximity. A model aircraft similar to the one
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