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La Palma volcano: Drones to launch in ‘last chance’ attempt to rescue dogs trapped by lava

  • October 20, 2021

A crew from his company arrived after receiving the green light from local authorities to carry out the rescue operation.

But drones are normally not allowed to transport people or animals.

In a world first, he now plans to fly a 50kg drone to catch the dogs and fly them over the lava to their rescue one by one.

It comes as helicopter flights have been due to the hot volcanic gasses that have the ability to damage their rotors.

Since the first eruption, more than 742 hectares (1,833 acres) of land has been smothered with volcanic ash and the ash plume is still several miles high, while lava streams continue to seep out of the volcano.

But Mr Pereira has a master plan.

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Article source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1509130/la-palma-volcano-canary-islands-spain-dogs-aerocamars-drones

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