Cops force rogue drone to land during National Day parade

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite warnings from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), an errant drone was detected and forced to land by the police during the National Day parade.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Noor Dellhan Yahaya confirmed the matter when contacted.

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“One drone was made to do a forced landing by the police during the National Day celebrations at Dataran Merdeka.

“This is one of the safety duties for the celebrations by Kuala Lumpur police and was assisted by the Police Air Wing,” he said.

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On Monday (Aug 29), CAAM said that the move to ban drones was to avoid any untoward incident that would involve public safety or increase the risk of accidents involving Royal Malaysian Air Force aircraft flying in low formation in the area.

A total of 68 assets were exhibited during the air show by the Navy, Air Force, Bomba, Public Defence Force, and Royal Malaysian Police Force.