This drone was seen flying over the 4/20 rally at Civic Center in Denver on the afternoon of Sunday, April 20, 2014. (Larry Ryckman, The Denver Post)

Drone seen above Denver 4/20 rally investigated

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports of a drone aircraft that was seen flying over the 4/20 marijuana rally in Denver on Sunday.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Tuesday that people need permission to fly aircraft over crowded areas.

According to KMGH-TV, drones are sometimes considered model aircraft, which only have to follow FAA guidelines. Those guidelines say hobby aircraft-flyers must keep their aircrafts below 400 feet above ground level and away from airports and air traffic.

Denver police say they found two unidentified men flying a drone over the rally in Denver’s Civic Center Park. They were asked to leave the top of the McNichols Civic Center Building because they didn’t have the proper permission.


Information from: KMGH-TV

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