TECHNOLOGY: Drone near passenger jet

100ft from disaster: Drone flown ‘intentionally’ at passenger jet taking off nearly causes mid-air smash
Plane was in ‘critical stage’ of flight when drone came extremely close, report says
By DEAN WILKINS19:01, 27 May 2016

Passenger airliner was taking off when incident happened  PA:Press Association

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A MANIAC risked a deadly mid-air smash by flying a drone within feet of a packed holiday jet.

The captain of the Boeing 757 spotted it as he took off from Manchester Airport.

He was at 1,500ft during a “critical phase of flight” — and officials said there was a high risk of a potentially fatal collision.

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I’ve read that the modern passenger jet gets froze turkeys at engines.

I’ve read that the light weight consumer drones would be less damaging than a drone strike.

So what’s the truth?

I’ve seen that the Japanese using anti-drones to capture consumer drones.

So what can be done?

It would seem that FAA exclusion zones could be detected by a consumer drone. Or registered by the maker.

So what’s the “truth”!

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One Response to TECHNOLOGY: Drone near passenger jet

  1. If a consumer drone were big/heavy enough I guess it’s possible it could smash a front window on a jet. Or, if it happen to get sucked into the jet engine it could at least possibly cause a misfire of some kind. It’s probably the sort of thing where there’s concern that *IF* things had gone exactly wrong, that there *COULD* have been a damaging interaction that *COULD* have caused an accident at a critical phase in the take off.

    Still, serious enough to pay attention to.

    – MJM

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