Video has surfaced showing a drone flying dangerously and illegally close to military jets over a major American city.
The video was shot during the recent America Strong flyover by the United States Navy’s Blue Angels on May 12.
The drone flies dangerously near six F/A-18 jets in formation as they are over downtown Detroit multiple times, with the last pass shown being exceedingly close.
Most consumer drones have wide angle lenses around 24mm or 28mm, so the jets were even closer than they appear in the video.
The video began to surface on social media Wednesday, May 12, 2020, the day after the Blue Angel’s America Strong flyover in Detroit. The original video posted to YouTube included a number of different angles with the camera drone appearing momentarily in some of the shots. The final shot shows the Blue Angel six-aircraft wedge formation flying extremely close to the camera drone as they pass overhead at speed.
The Blue Angels flew a circuit of Detroit between 11:47 AM and 11:51 AM in Detroit on Tuesday. No official mention of the incident has appeared in Blue Angels or U.S. Navy media.