Incident
Date
Location
Sector
Source

A locally developed uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) on Thursday evening crashed at a forest park in eastern Taiwan.

March 2, 2021
Taiwan
Military & Special Forces

A police drone that was seized by Bougainville fishermen at a common border will be returned to the Solomon Islands as soon as it is retrieved from fishermen in Bougainville.

March 2, 2021
Solomon Islands
Border Patrol

Maritime

Iran-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for drone attacks against Saudi Arabia. The group launched 15 bomb-laden drones, nine of which targeted Saudi capital Riyadh.

March 1, 2021
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Border Patrol

Homeland Security

A man has been accused of using a drone to look into homes and filming occupants.

February 28, 2021
Montrose, British Columbia
Law Enforcement

A young man allegedly used his kite to down a police drone deployed to monitor the kite-flying ban in Rawalpindi. The incident was captured in a viral video.

February 26, 2021
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Law Enforcement

Police have urged a drone operator to stop flying over the site where a body has been found in Bedworth.

February 25, 2021
Bedworth, UK
Law Enforcement

A paraglider was hit by a drone while 100 meters in the air. He managed to land safely. It was New Zealand’s first conviction for a crash between a drone and a manned aircraft.

February 24, 2021
South Auckland, New Zealand
Not applicable

Militants of the Jabhat al-Nusra group struck the Idlib checkpoint in Syria with a handmade unmanned aerial vehicle.

February 24, 2021
Idlib, Syria
Military & Special Forces

Border Patrol

Droneport, a regional airport in Belgium, is set to become the first in that country, and possibly in Europe, to use autonomous drones for security inspection, pending regulatory approval.

February 23, 2021
Belgium
Airports

A light-rail train in Southwest China's Chongqing was struck by a low-flying drone thought to have been shooting the nearby scenic view. A video showed an approaching drone hitting the roof of the train with a loud bang.

February 23, 2021
Chongqing, China
Not Applicable

Police are looking for information after a drone flew over a local school, while students were out for recess, twice in one day. The second time the drone was spotted, the teaching staff became concerned and brought the children inside.

February 23, 2021
Ontario, Canada
Law Enforcement

The Berlin justice administration seeks a counter-drone solution for its prisons.

February 22, 2021
Berlin, Germany
Prisons

The AAIB has issued a NEW report about a 2019 drone crash near Gatwick Airport. The drone climbed to 8,000 feet and entered restricted airspace at Gatwick. The drone eventually crashed 40m from a group of houses.

February 22, 2021
Gatwick, UK
Airports

A drone worth more than £5000 fell from the sky close to a hospital sparking an investigation.

February 22, 2021
Inverness, Scotland
Not applicable

Federal agents have accused a man of flying a drone into protected air space this week in violation of Super Bowl security restrictions in Tampa.

February 6, 2021
Tampa, Florida (U.S.)
Stadiums & Arenas

For the third day in a row, an Israel Defense Forces drone fell outside of Israel's borders. A quadcopter fell in the southern Gaza Strip

February 2, 2021
Gaza Strip, Palestinian territories
Special Forces & Military

Al-Shabaab militants claim they used a drone to film the U.S. naval base in Manda, Kenya during an attack that killed three people.

January 31, 2021
Manda, Kenya
Military & Special Forces

A MedEvac flight approached Kelowna International Airport (Canada) when it encountered a drone. Senior Operations Manager Phillip Elchitz said the plane landed without incident.

January 29, 2021
Kelowna International Airport, Canada
Airports

By weaponizing over-the-counter drones, the Taliban has attacked Afghan forces in six of the country’s 34 provinces since October. Experts warn this could lead to deadlier attacks on checkpoints and urban centers.

January 29, 2021
Afghanistan
Military & Special Forces

Two Ukrainian servicemen have sustained shrapnel wounds in a drone strike near Vodiane, Donetsk region, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) has reported on Facebook.

January 29, 2021
Donetsk, Ukraine
Military & Special Forces

Afghan news outlets and social media sites reported the Taliban used drones to attack the Afghan army in the Kunduz province.

January 29, 2021
Kunduz province, Afghanistan
Special Forces & Military

A grand jury indicted two men for using a drone to drop packages of drugs and cellphones into an Ohio prison.

January 27, 2021
Ohio (U.S.)
Prisons

A camera-mounted drone was flown into the Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan. A written complaint has been filed by the head of the temple security team.

January 25, 2021
Uttar Pradesh, India
Not Applicable

A person wrote into a forum after crashing a drone into a warehouse.

January 24, 2021
Unknown
Enterprise

Ninety-two (92) drone incidents were reported in German airspace in 2020. In one-third of the cases, air traffic was severely restricted.

January 23, 2021
Germany
Airports

A Chilean Navy helicopter collided with a drone, which broke through the windshield and injured the onboard mechanic.

January 23, 2021
Santo Domingo, Chile
Not Applicable

The Israeli army said it shot down an unmanned aircraft that entered its airspace from Lebanon.

January 23, 2021
Israel
National Security & Homeland Security

A newly formed militant group calling itself the “Righteous Promise Brigades” published a statement claiming responsibility for a drone attack against Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

January 23, 2021
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Homeland Security

Iran’s supreme leader posted a drawing of a drone looming over former president Donald Trump while he plays golf.

January 22, 2021
U.S.
VIP Protection, National Homeland Security

A UK police officer has accidentally sent a drone plummeting 70 feet into a pond after unintentionally initiating the emergency cutoff.

January 20, 2021
UK
Law Enforcement

City police commissioner warns citizens against operating drones without prior authorization to protect the international airport, oil reserve, tourist spots, etc.

January 19, 2021
Mangaluru city, India
Law Enforcement Agencies & First Responders

Suspected militants caught collecting arms smuggled into India by drone.

January 18, 2021
Vijaypur, India
Border Patrol

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen said it intercepted and destroyed three explosive-laden drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards Saudi Arabia, state media reported.

January 15, 2021
Saudi Arabia
Military & Special Forces

A drone being crashed into a building in Sydney, injuring one person, during a commercial photography assignment. The pilot allegedly lost control of the drone.

January 15, 2021
Sydney, Australia
Not Applicable

Not a Hollywood hero...man pleads guilty to federal charge after crashing his drone into an LAPD helicopter. “If the drone had struck the helicopter's main rotor instead of the fuselage, it could have brought the helicopter down,” say court papers.

January 14, 2021
Hollywood, California
Law Enforcement Agencies & First Responders

Police seized a drone carrying 60 grams of cannabis that was spotted hovering in Ayios Dhometios, Nicosia near the crossing point.

January 13, 2021
Ayios Dhometios, Nicosia (Cyprus)
Border Patrol

Police seized a drug smuggling drone in Cyprus.

January 12, 2021
Near Ayios Dhometios crossing, Cyprus
Law Enforcement Agencies & First Responders

4 people were arrested after attempting to deliver drugs via drone to a Sherbrooke prison.

January 11, 2021
Montreal, Canada
Prisons

An oil facility near the northern Syrian city of Al-Bab in an area controlled by Turkish-backed armed groups was bombed by an unidentified drone.

January 10, 2021
Al-Bab, Syria
Critical Facilities

Gwent Police are investigating a drone crash on land belonging to Chepstow racecourse during the Welsh Grand National meeting.

January 9, 2021
Chepstow, Wales
Stadiums & Arenas

A man is due in court after seizure by Irish police of a drone, crack cocaine, cannabis worth €5,000 and four mobile phones near the grounds of Portlaoise prison.

January 8, 2021
Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland
Prisons

Residents and border patrol agents report noticeable increase in drones flying over their homes just north of the Mexican border. Smuggling is suspected.

January 7, 2021
San Ysidro, California
Border Patrol

A man was jailed for six months for attempting to smuggle several mobile phones into the city’s maximum security jail from a nearby bakery, via drone.

January 7, 2021
Perth, Scotland
Prisons
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