Aviation officials to investigate Quezon City drone crash

Raoul Esperas

Posted at Nov 17 2016 03:57 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines is investigating an incident involving a drone that crashed on a vehicle. Photo by Benlie Vinluan

MANILA - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Thursday it would investigate a drone crash in Quezon City that damaged a car.

The owner of the drone, Jason Tan, and the owner of the vehicle, Benlie Vinluan, will be invited to the inquiry, said Capt. Efren Rocamora, department manager of CAAP's regulatory standards department.

Vinluan claimed he received a message from Tan apologizing for the incident, which damaged the roof and rear windshield of his car.

Under the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulation, all drones used for commercial purposes must be registered with CAAP. The drone's pilot must also secure a license.

Violators will be penalized P300,000 to P500,000 with possible imprisonment.