Aircraft Operation

ORS 837.374
Reckless interference with aircraft

  • penalties


(1)

A person commits a Class A violation if the person possesses or controls an unmanned aircraft system and recklessly causes the unmanned aircraft system to:

(a)

Direct a laser at an aircraft while the aircraft is in the air;

(b)

Crash into an aircraft while the aircraft is in the air; or

(c)

Prevent the takeoff or landing of an aircraft.

(2)

A person commits a Class A misdemeanor if the person possesses or controls an unmanned aircraft system and knowingly or intentionally causes the unmanned aircraft system to:

(a)

Direct a laser at an aircraft while the aircraft is in the air;

(b)

Crash into an aircraft while the aircraft is in the air; or

(c)

Prevent the takeoff or landing of an aircraft.

(3)

Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a person commits a Class A misdemeanor if the person violates subsection (1) of this section and the person has one or more convictions under subsection (1) of this section at the time of the offense.

(4)

In addition to and not in lieu of any other sentence the court may impose, upon a person’s second or subsequent conviction under this section, the court shall, at the time of sentencing, declare the unmanned aircraft system used in the offense to be contraband and order that the unmanned aircraft system be forfeited. [2016 c.72 §5; 2019 c.337 §1]
Note: See note under 837.300 (Definitions).

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Jun. 26, 2021