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WVC 29 - 2 A- 12 §29-2A-12. Operation of aircraft at low altitude or in careless and reckless manner; penalty.
No person shall operate an aircraft at an altitude of less than one thousand feet over any city, town, or village, or public gathering elsewhere, except at a duly established airport or when necessary to make a safe and proper landing or take off in an emergency or at a duly established airport.

No person shall operate an aircraft in the air over, or on the ground or water within this state in a careless and reckless manner in wilful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, or without due caution and circumspection and in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.

A person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by confinement in jail for not more than one year, or both.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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