First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery Drops Medicine in Virginia

July 18, 2015

The first government-approved drone delivery took flight on Friday, in which an unmanned aerial vehicle successfully dropped medical supplies to a health clinic in rural southwest Virginia.

Several hundred people including Gov. Terry McAuliffe came to the fairgrounds in the coal-mining region of Wise County, Virginia, to see the delivery, county officials told NBC News.

The drone operator, startup Flirtey -- which already conducts deliveries-by-drone in New Zealand, where laws allow the practice -- called it a "Kitty Hawk moment" in a Twitter post on Friday. It was the first drone delivery approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Drones bring two dozen packages to a Virginia pop-up clinic in the first FAA-approved drone delivery. Read full story: http://nbcnews.to/1Jo1eZu

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