Police: Drone hobbyist’s ‘hexacopter’ interfered with medical helicopter at crash scene

Kele-StanleyAn Ohio hobbyist denies flying a drone over a crash scene after he was told a medical helicopter was on the way.

Police in Ohio say a drone enthusiast refused to ground his ‘hexacopter’ to allow a medical helicopter to land at a crash scene.

Kele Stanley, who appeared in court Monday in Clark County, denies the charge. He said he learned after his drone had made two flights over a truck that hit a tree that a helicopter was on its way, and he did not fly the unmanned aircraft again.

“I am not an idiot,” Stanley said. “If I had known that Care Flight was on the way, my helicopter would have come down immediately. There wouldn’t have been any dispute.”

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