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The Kentucky man whose drone was shot down by his neighbor last year has now filed a federal lawsuit, asking the court to make a legal determination as to whether his drone’s July 2015 flight constituted trespass. In the case, plaintiff David Boggs also wants the court to rule that he is entitled to damages of $1,500 for his destroyed drone.
“The United States Government has exclusive sovereignty over airspace of the United States pursuant to 49 U.S.C.A. § 40103,” Boggs’ lawyer, James Mackler, wrote in the civil complaint.
“The airspace, therefore, is not subject to private ownership nor can the flight of an aircraft within the navigable airspace of the United States constitute a trespass.”
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