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FAA investigating report of drone on UT campus on gameday

FAA investigating report of drone on UT campus on gameday

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KNOXVILLE (WBIR) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a report of a drone flying near Neyland Stadium on the day of the Vols' home opener against Utah State.

Lt. Mike Richardson with the University of Tennessee Police Department told 10News that an officer spotted the drone near the stadium. 10News has received several other reports of people seeing the drone flying around.

Jimmy Stanton, senior associate athletic director for the University of Tennessee, said a freelance videographer flew the drone over the stadium to shoot additional game footage. He said the videographer's media credentials have been suspended indefinitely.

There is a no-fly zone around Neyland Stadium from one hour before kickoff until one hour after the game ends. The zone extends to three miles around the stadium, and applies to both manned and unmanned aircraft.

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