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Man charged $3K for crashing drone in Yellowstone

Tourists walk along the boardwalk at the edge of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in this aerial photo shot from a manned aircraft, date unknown.  (Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
Tourists walk along the boardwalk at the edge of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in this aerial photo shot from a manned aircraft, date unknown. (Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

PUBLIC LANDS -- Here's the outcome of one of the cases in Yellowstone that helped the National Park Service solidify its policy to ban the use of drones in our national parks.

Man fined for crashing drone in Yellowstone Park's Grand Prismatic Spring
A visitor from the Netherlands who crashed a drone into the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park was fine $1,000 and must pay more than $2,000 in restitution costs for the illegal use of the drone, which is still in the spring and may not be recoverable.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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