350 Euro fine for man who filmed Utrecht Dom Tower using drone

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The man who filmed the Utrecht Dom Tower during a one misty morning on the 20th of November last year has received a fine of 350 Euro.

According to recent Dutch laws, it is illegal to fly a drone and capture video footage without special permission. For private drone owners, drones may only be flown during the day while being in controller’s sight at all times. Additionally, drones may not ascend above building structures or be flown over motorways.

Jelte Keur, the owner of the drone, received the penalty for: “flying in urban areas, in the fog, without a clear view of the device.”

It was initially expected that the fine would be anywhere in the 8000 Euro range based on our previous article.

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