Toy Planes Soon Subject to Registration

The government has decided to require owners to register unmanned aerial vehicles weighing 12 kg or less from the second half of this year. The decision follows the recent discoveries of North Korean drones.

At present, only aircraft weighing more than 12 kg are required to be registered.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Friday it plans to create a database cataloging all UAVs in the country. Unregistered unmanned planes caught flying over no-fly zones will be subject to higher fines.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 07, 2014 12:23 KST