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Viral Video: Teen’s gun-firing drone triggers federal probe
NEW YORK: The Federal Aviation Administration, the United States' nodal agency on civil aviation, has said it was investigating a viral internet video created by an 18-year-old student Austin Haughwout, displaying a homemade "drone" firing a handgun in the Connecticut countryside.
The 14-second video called "Flying Gun", which has been viewed nearly two million times, has sparked fresh debate about the still largely unregulated world of civilian drones in the United States.
The footage shows a homemade multi-rotor hovering off the ground, buzzing furiously and firing a semiautomatic handgun four times at an unseen target.
It was posted on YouTube on July 10. The device was created by Austin Haughwout, a mechanical engineering student from Clinton, Connecticut.
Watch: The gun-mounted drone firing into a distance