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FAA investigating drone flying over Denver marijuana rally

Associated Press Updated: April 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

DENVER — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports of a drone aircraft that was seen flying over the 4/20 marijuana rally in Denver on Sunday.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Tuesday people need permission to fly aircraft over crowded areas.

According to KMGH-TV (http://tinyurl.com/lmdhclo), smaller drones are sometimes considered model aircraft, which don't require authorization but do have to follow FAA guidelines. Those guidelines say hobby-aircraft flyers must keep their aircraft below 400 feet above ground level and away from airports and air traffic.

Denver police say they found two unidentified men flying a drone over the rally in Denver's Civic Center Park. The men were asked to leave the top of the McNichols Civic Center Building because they didn't have the proper permission.

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