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Federal Aviation Administration Grounds Lakemaid Beer

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Federal Aviation Administration Grounds Lakemaid Beer

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Federal Aviation Administration Grounds Lakemaid Beer

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In Wisconsin, Lakemaid Beer tested using drones to deliver beer to anglers in ice shacks on frozen northern lakes. The FAA banned their next test saying it breaks numerous regulations.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. The Federal Aviation Administration grounded Lakemaid Beer. The Wisconsin brewery wants to do what Amazon promoted on "60 Minutes" - delivery by drone. Lakemaid had a more specific plan: send beer to the shacks of ice fishermen. They showed the delivery in a video but the FAA banned their testing, saying it breaks four or five regulations.

Lakemaid replies its deliveries are not to a crowded neighborhood but to a frozen lake. What could go wrong? It's MORNING EDITION.

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