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Old 18th April 2016, 11:06 AM
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Default Probable Drone Strike Heathrow

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A British Airways flight carrying 132 passengers has been hit by a drone on approach to Heathrow Airport.

The pilot reported that an object had struck the Airbus A320, which took off in Geneva, as it came in to land at the London hub.

The flight landed safely at Heathrow Terminal 5.

- See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world....YX8Ku0vO.dpuf
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Old 19th April 2016, 09:24 AM
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Sadly, it was only a matter of time before this sort of thing started to happen.
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Old 19th April 2016, 10:28 AM
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This Youtube vid was 2009 and was pretty close.

Near miss between drone and Virgin Flight to Perth
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Old 19th April 2016, 12:23 PM
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Good coverage on local & overseas news services.

US hyped that drone could be sucked into engine causing another Hudson River splash.
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Old 20th April 2016, 01:58 PM
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Here is one from Parafield:
News.com.au
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SA skydiving pilot narrowly avoids drone
A skydiving plane has had a near miss with a drone while 1100ft over Adelaide.
The pilot spotted the drone about 100ft beneath her as she prepared to land at Parafield Airport on Sunday, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority says.
She was not forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision and CASA doesn't know who was flying the drone.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 04:58 PM
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The U.K. Incident is now thought to be a plastic bag, I am as a result expecting CASA to immediately ban all plastic bag flying within 5nm of an airport
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Exclamation But beware of hoaxes too ...

This video is very realistic until you read how it was done:

http://www.snopes.com/drone-strike-v...ti=25558469834
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