A operator drone received leave today, Tuesday, in order to rescue three dogs, trapped near volcano of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, trying to catch them with a remote control network and transport them, by air, far away from the lava river.
According to a Reuters report, the three dogs have been trapped for weeks in an abandoned yard, which is covered with volcanic ash. The authorities are feeding them with the help of unmanned aircraft, which throw food, however, so far, you do had not come up with a way in which they could be saved.
It is worth mentioning that helicopters it is forbidden to fly in the area, due to the hot gases, which could destroy their impeller.
After evaluating the above-mentioned rescue mission, the emergency management authorities stated in a statement that they had decided to allow.
“The operator will have only 4 minutes to attract the dog to the net”
THE Haime Pereira, CEO of drone management company Aerocamaras, said he planned to send a 50-kilogram unmanned aircraft equipped with a large net to try to pick up the dogs, one by one, and transport them safely to a distance. 450 meters away from the lava.
“Is first time “An animal is being rescued with the help of a drone and the first time it should be caught,” Pereira told Reuters.
“Is this the last alternative for dogs? “Then we will try,” he added.
“The pilot will just have 4 minutes to lure the dog into the net and more 4 minutes to remove him. “What we do not want is for the battery to run out when we fly over the lava,” he explained.
In the end, the whole mission depends on how dogs will respond opposite the drone, Pereira noted: “They have been eating little for weeks. They may come or be scared of the aircraft. We really depend on their reaction. “