Drone and plane in 'very near miss' over central London
A passenger aircraft narrowly avoided a collision with a drone over central London, according to a report.
The Airbus A320, which was carrying around 165 passengers as it approached Heathrow Airport on the 18 July, was within 66ft (20m) of the device.
The report, based on the pilot's observations, described the incident as a "very near miss".
The plane was at an altitude of 4,900ft (1,494m) when the drone was seen from the right-side flight deck window.
The crew said the drone - described as black and about 50cm (20in) wide - "probably" passed above the right wing and a... read more
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