French Teen’s Drone Flight Lands Him In Court

French teen who used a drone to capture footage of his town from above has landed himself in court.

According to local reports, 18-year-old Nans Thomas, of the northeastern city of Nancy, faces the criminal charge of “endangering the lives of others” for the illegal operation of a drone. As TV channel TF1 notes, the case is a first for France.

Thomas posted the video, “Nancy seen from the sky,” on Vimeo in late January. (The footage has since been taken down, but a copy remains on YouTube.) After the drone flight was widely shared on social media, the teen found himself in the midst of a court case.

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