A federal court has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 dollars for crashing a drone in the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.
Theodorus Van Vliet crashed a drone into the Grand Prismatic Spring in early August. Workers have been unable to recover the unmanned aircraft so far.
Park authorities banned drones in late June.
Van Vliet was one of three visitors to crash one in the park this summer.
This is the second federal conviction for piloting drones in Yellowstone in a just over a week. One other illegal drone case is still pending.