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Lufthansa Embraer E-195 near miss with UAV

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posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 05:15 AM

Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) said air traffic controllers changed landing direction for more than 20 flights into Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) on July 20 after a Lufthansa crew on approach reported a near-miss with an unmanned aircraft. The Embraer E-195 with 108 passengers on board was arriving from Munich (MUC), on approach at about 2,500 ft. altitude, when the crew reported an unmanned aircraft coming within 100 meters (330 ft.) of the airliner. The Embraer landed safely, PANSA said.

Lufthansa near miss

posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 05:34 AM
a reply to: Blackfinger

This is surely the biggest danger to flying today
they are generically known as
remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and they
are the scary, radical teenagers of the aviation world. ,
They can reach great heights , and operate for days on end
with different remote pilots , who may or may not
be aware of the drones surroundings .
Not sure of the safety features on the military ones ,
but they get quite big , and would be deadly
in a collision .....

posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 08:07 AM
a reply to: radarloveguy

All of the ones involved near an airport have been hobby drones. The newest, in the US at least, have software that shuts them down near controlled airspace. Older ones don't have that feature without updating their software. Some quadcopters can get some incredible altitude and range on them.
edit on 7/22/2015 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)

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