In the newest step to solving the question of mysterious drone sightings annoying authorities in northeastern Colorado, a state surveillance airplane loaded with high-end cameras and sensors was introduced Monday evening.
However, it didn’t detect any suspicious drone activity Monday regardless of a five hour-flight over the realm besieged by current reports of drone sightings, delegates mentioned.
The airplane took off around 5 pm Monday, flying a spaghetti-form pattern over northeast Colorado before coming back to its base at the Centennial Airport south of Denver, in response to FlightRadar.
The quest was part of an effort to get answers to a series of reported drone sightings throughout parts of Colorado and Nebraska since mid-December.
At the same time and in the same area of Monday’s surveillance flight, a number of individuals had been still posting to drone-recognizing Facebook groups that they may see one or more of the objects in the air.
Multiple government agencies have declined that any of the reported drones belong to them. Ganyard says it’s unlikely that the U.S.military is flying drones in the area, or trying to cover up their existence.
Delegates Monday announced a drone task force that features local law enforcement companies, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the FBI.
The airplane launched Monday called the multi-mission plane, or MMA is a Pilatus PC-12 turboprop airplane outfitted with three high-end cameras that see in color and infrared modes able to see through smoke.