LONDON—Anyone caught flying a drone within 5 km (3.1 miles) of an airport runway will face arrest and criminal charges under new UK Government legislation, which comes into force next month. The UK Department for Transport announced Feb. 20 that it had extended the no-fly zone around airports by “several kilometers” and banned unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from operating within 5 km of runway ends. The enlarged no-fly zone will take effect Mar. 13. A new Drones Bill ...

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