VIDEO – Sensitive sites such as the US Embassy, the sector Invalides and the Eiffel Tower would have been flown in the night of Monday to Tuesday
Police identified five drones flying over the skies of Paris. The latter is worried because highly sensitive sites such as the US Embassy, the Eiffel Tower or the Invalides sector were flown.
The overflights were performed between midnight and 6 am in the night Monday to Tuesday, February 24. The first drone was sighted shortly after midnight near the US Embassy. The craft, small and driving between 100 and 300 meters high, then headed toward the Esplanade des Invalides. The police had followed before losing track of him.
But then, between 1:00 and 6:00, four other drones have been spotted, “Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower, Concorde … they were seen flying over many places in Paris, “assured a police source.
Police were mobilized on the ground to try to find the drivers for these devices, but in vain. The aviation police has been taken to the embassy. The Paris police was responsible for other overflights. Spot investigation was opened by the Paris prosecutor for “aircraft flight in the prohibited area.” Indeed, it is forbidden to fly over Paris less than 6000 meters without permission.
According to the police, it happens that a drone flying from time to time in Paris, it is the first time that a simultaneous survey of this magnitude occurs.
According to criminologist Christophe Naudin, a specialist in aviation security issues, it is possible that these overflights are carried out by groups “eco-terrorists, who neglect the right to try to make their own arguments. ” “The method and equipment used are reminiscent of previous flybys of nuclear power plants in late 2014″.
In January, a drone flew over the Elysee for a few seconds before leaving the presidential palace. The craft came from the Beauvau place and followed the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
In 2014, several nuclear power plants had been flown. In a number of cases by simple negligent users. But others were not resolved. The army had deployed military radars to monitor sites.