Federal Aviation Administration Grounds Lakemaid Beer

Originally published on January 31, 2014 7:58 am
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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. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.