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During Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons, play was suspended for eight minutes after an unidentified drone flew over Lumen Field. The chaos itself was bizarre, but the circumstances behind it are indeed bizarre. The day before, the Stanford-Washington game, also in Seattle, was rescheduled due to an unidentified drone. We don’t have a drone photo of Lumen Field, but let’s take a look at the drone that flew over Husky Stadium during the Stanford-Washington game.
Anyone flying these drones could get into serious trouble. Flying a drone within three miles of an NFL or MLB stadium during a game in Seattle is an FAA violation and a felony would suffice. Notably, he has a full flight limit in the NFL from one hour before kickoff to one hour after him at the end of the game.
Drones have been an issue in the NFL for quite some time this weekend. Teams in the NFL, along with teams in other leagues, have written to Congress about the drone issue. The stop didn’t help the Seahawks’ comeback bid. Seattle finished fourth behind, 27-23, and lost by that exact score.
- The Falcons-Seahawks game was temporarily halted due to an unidentified drone flying over Lumen Field.
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