Three charged after ‘flying drone over NHS Louisa Jordan’

Strict airspace restrictions have been in place surrounding the temporary Covid-19 hospital since April 16.

Three charged after ‘flying drone over NHS Louisa Jordan’ SNS

Three men have been charged in connection with flying a drone over the temporary Covid-19 hospital in Glasgow.

Strict airspace restrictions have been in place surrounding the NHS Louisa Jordan building at the SEC since April 16.

All aircraft is banned from flying within two nautical miles of the field hospital, which is based on the banks of the River Clyde.

The restrictions go up to 2000ft above sea level to ensure the safety of helicopters taking off and landing at the nearby Glasgow Heliport.

Police confirmed three men aged 23, 26 and 30 have been charged in connection with breaching a temporary restriction of airspace.

A spokesperson said the group will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Graeme Rankin said: “It can’t be underestimated that flying a drone in the vicinity of the heliport or the hospital puts lives at unnecessary risk.

“The temporary restriction of airspace is in place for a good reason, to protect aircraft, the public, those working at the hospital and vital equipment.

“Ignoring the restriction constitutes a number of offences and I am taking this opportunity to remind anyone flying a drone to act responsibly.”

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