Drone Hits Flying Scotsman On North Yorkshire Moors



By Alex Ross in The Press.


Transport police are investigating after part of drone collided with the Flying Scotsman on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

The device was flying next to the steam train as it passed between Grosmont and Pickering on Sunday when its camera became dislodged after the device struck a tree.

British Transport Police has warned people to keep drones at least 50 metres away from trains or they could face prosecution.

Inspector Bob Moody of British Transport Police said: “While no damage was caused to the train, we would like to point out that the use of drones, or any other small unmanned aircrafts, within 50 metres of a train is prohibited and is an offence due to the fact that they can cause an obstruction and endanger the safety of the train.

“We have identified the person responsible and officers will be speaking to them in due course.”


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