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NTSB Rules Favorably on FAA UAS AppealNovember 18–The National Transportation Safety Board today affirmed the FAA’s position that the regulation prohibiting operation of an aircraft in a careless or reckless manner applies to unmanned aircraft.

The FAA appealed a decision by an NTSB Administrative Law Judge in Huerta v. Pirker, after the judge dismissed the Agency’s order requiring Raphael Pirker to pay a civil penalty of $10,000 for operating an unmanned aircraft in a careless or reckless manner at the University of Virginia in October 2011.

> FAA Statement on NTSB Decision in Huerta vs. Pirker