A Melbourne Man Is Set To Cop A Huge Fine Over Sausages
Australia’s aviation watchdog has launched an investigation after a video was posted online of a man using a drone to pick up a sausage from Bunnings.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority confirmed an investigation was underway into the video posted on YouTube last week.
The video has since been taken down, but not before CASA raised a range of concerns due to alleged breaches of drone regulations including use within 30-metres of people.
The video shows a man in a hot tub, who sends a drone to a Bunning's sausage sizzle in Victoria to pick up a snack.
The video has nothing to do with Bunnings but apparently the filmmaker sought permission to be able to zoom in on the stall.
CASA spokesman Peter Gibson said people flying drones must understand their obligation to follow safety rules at all times.
“A busy retail car park is never a sensible place to fly a drone,” said Mr Gibson.
“The sausage sizzle attracts people of all ages, including children and the last thing they would expect is a drone dropping in.
“If the drone flyer lost control of the machine right above the people at the sausage sizzle there would be a real risk of injury.”
The biggest problem for the film maker is there is huge fine of ‘’ $9000 for proven breaches.” Last year, CASA issued 15 infringement notices to recreational drone users, and delivered about 100 warnings for drone safety breaches.