Restrictions on drones and helicopters imposed following M53 crash

Flight restrictions affecting drones and helicopters have been imposed in Bebington, Wirral to allow emergency services to respond to the collision involving a bus on the M53 this morning (Friday 29 September).

A temporary airspace restriction has been in place from 12.55pm on 29 September meaning it will be an offence for any aircraft to fly below 3,500ft above sea level in a designated area (pictured), without the explicit permission of Merseyside Police.

Drone and aircraft users flying inside the Restricted Airspace that have not been granted permission will be guilty of committing an offence and could be prosecuted as well as having their equipment seized and confiscated.

The airspace restrictions will have an impact on all Aircraft Systems, including those used by the public, private companies and media.

Full details of the restrictions are available on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) website.

Image: Merseyside Police

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