Passenger jet in dramatic near-miss with drone as it comes in to land

Police conducted a search of the area, but could not locate either the device or its operator

A passenger plane was involved in a dramatic near-miss with a drone as it came in to land at a busy airport.

The device came within 100ft of a Flybe flight that was preparing to touch down at Southampton Airport, Hants, on Monday.

Police conducted a search of the area, but could not locate either the device or its operator.

A spokeswoman for the airport said the incident is due to be investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority’s UK Airprox Board.

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source: The Daily Mirror

2017-02-17 19:47
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