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Robert Solly, Fargo, Published August 02 2012

Drones article was incomplete

The Forum should be very careful when printing articles from Mark Brunswick of the Star Tribune (July 30).

It is true that Rodney Brossart should be worried about drones flying over his property and all of eastern North Dakota. Brossart broke the law or at least the police think he did. Finding a lawbreaker without jeopardizing the lives of police doing their jobs is a really good reason to use drones, not to mention finding lost children, identifying hot spots in forest fires, etc. I am guessing that if I don’t break the law, the drones will have no effect on my life other than to help me if I need help.

Brunswick tells us that unmanned aircraft have an accident rate seven times higher than general aviation, but he did not tell us how many (if any) fatalities there were in those incidents. His reporting is incomplete.

It looks like some of the evidence shows that drones may be doing much more good than harm. Brunswick should be careful with the spin he puts on his articles just to meet a deadline or create a “spun” headline.