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FAA allows drone to search for missing Fort Worth woman

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PLANO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities have authorized the use of a drone to search for a North Texas woman who disappeared more than a week ago.

An emergency waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration authorizes the nonprofit Texas EquuSearch group to send a drone to look for 23-year-old Christina Marie Morris of Fort Worth.

Police in the Dallas suburb of Plano say Morris was last seen Aug. 30 at a local shopping center.

The FAA has tangled with Texas EquuSearch in the past. A federal appeals court this year ruled that an FAA warning to EquuSearch prohibiting it from using drones had no legal consequences.

The FAA is expected to issue final rules on drone use next year.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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