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Drones Have Been Banned At The University Of Michigan

Feb 12, 2016

Credit WikiCommons

The use of aerial drones has temporarily been suspended at the University of Michigan.

Drones are not permitted on or above campus property, while a policy regulating their use is developed by the university.

Last year, an unauthorized drone landed on the helipad at the U of M Health System.  Officials say it could have interfered with a Survival Flight being dispatched in case of an emergency.

The ban does not include drones that are used as part of university research.

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