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Drone Pilot Grounded with Fine After Flight Near Washington Monument

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A man has been cited for flying a drone near the Washington Monument following a flight that occurred in one of the country's most heavily restricted air zones.
The man was flying the unmanned aircraft around the north side of the obelisk when officers ordered him to land it.
The U.S. Park Police identified the man as, John Newcomer Jr.
Officers issued Newcomer a citation and confiscated the drone and its control mechanism.
The incident was the first for a national park in the Washington area this year.
U.S. law bars unmanned aircraft in a restricted zone around Washington.