News and Updates – FAA Issues Study on UAS Human Collision Hazards

April 28– What might happen if a drone hits a person on the ground? Whats the risk of serious injury?

Although the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cant yet definitively answer those questions, studies by a consortium of leading universities have made a start toward better understanding the risks of allowing small unmanned aircraft or drones to fly over people.

The consortium that conducted the research includes the University of Alabama-Huntsville; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Mississippi State University; and the University of Kansas, through the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). ASSURE represents 23 of the world’s leading …read more

Source: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=87950&omniRss=news_updatesAoc&cid=101_N_U

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