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The rules over where and how you can fly a drone are about to get stricter after it was revealed that an unidentified drone flew dangerously close to an aeroplane at Heathrow last summer.

Should laws concerning flying drones become stricter? Should laws concerning flying drones become stricter?

The rules over where and how you can fly a drone are about to get stricter after it was revealed that an unidentified drone flew dangerously close to an aeroplane at Heathrow last summer.

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