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DJI Offers A Huge Cash Reward In A Bid To Solve An Airport Drone Mystery

Why it matters to you DJI's actions highlights the seriousness of the issue of illegal drone flights in restricted airports as the aviation industry continues to seek effective methods to deal with such incursions.With drone ownership skyrocketing in the last couple of years, it seems sadly inevitable that there’s always going to be a few ne’er-do-wells getting kicks out of flying their machines in places where they really shouldn’t.Airports spring to mind, and for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the troubling issue of rogue drones flying close to planes is a growing one.The most recent FAA data, collected between February and September 2016, listed 1,274 possible drone sightings by U.S. air traffic facilities compared to 874 for the same period a year earlier.But the problem isn’t confined to the U.S. Pretty much any airport in the world faces the same danger from rogue drones, with one unlucky hub in China currently experiencing a string of illegal incursions. Indeed, the airport has been so badly affected that drone giant DJI has stepped in with the offer of a cash reward of up to one million yuan (about $145,000) to help catch those responsible.Across four days in April spanning one week, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) disrupted multiple flights — 60 on one particular day — at Chengdu Shuangliu International, 950 miles south-west of Beijing, the BBC reported.While it’s not clear if the authorities have proof that the flying machines are made by DJI, the Shenzhen-based company evidently feels compelled to help catch those behind the rogue flights. DJI said in a statement that flying a UAV close...

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