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Drone Delays Landing of Ohio Medical Helicopter

DAYTON, Ohio (The Indy Channel) – A drone taking aerial photos near a southwest Ohio hospital delayed the landing of an emergency medical helicopter for nine minutes, but the health of the patient onboard wasn’t compromised, officials said. Officials at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton said the man flying the drone Monday violated a Federal Aviation Administration guideline that a drone operator must be at least 400 feet away from a hospital. The man cooperated with hospital police and wasn’t arrested, but the hospital notified the FAA.