Drone ‘near miss’ with passenger plane close to Heathrow airport investigated

Drone ‘near miss’ with passenger plane close to Heathrow airport investigated
Air safety investigators due to release report into incident which took place in July involving an Airbus A320

Air safety chiefs have investigated the first near miss between a passenger jet and a drone near Heathrow airport, amid fears that drones could pose a danger to commercial flights.

The UK Airprox Board (UKAB), which will publish its findings on Friday, is expected to record an incident risk rating of A – the highest of five categories – defined as a “serious risk of collision”.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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