ACE – Air safety in a flap over drones

ACE – Air safety in a flap over drones

HOW ironic that just a day after the BBC published a report from just one study suggesting the risk of drones to aircraft safety is ‘minimal’, a Lufthansa A380 experienced a near miss in transit to Los Angeles Airport (LAX), writes Thelma Etim.

The incident occurred at about 1.30pm at an altitude of 5,000ft (152 metres) as the unmanned aircraft passed about 200ft (61 metres) over Lufthansa Flight 456, 14 miles (22.5 km) east of LAX, reports say. The crew did not take evasive action and the aircraft landed safely, according to the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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July 21, 2016

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