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Passenger jet approaching Heathrow in drone 'near-miss'

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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 02:33 PM
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I hope that the worse case scenario is not something I see in my lifetime


It happened on 11 November 2016



The drone was estimated to be about 98ft (30m) away from the plane and "safety was not assured", UKAB added.


Is this something to be a genuine concern or would most passenger planes be able to cope if a drone hit an engine WHICH I AM NOT ADVOCATING

reportedly at 10,000ft surely not many drones can be stable at such heights can they ? would the jet stream also not just make the drone unstable?

Praise to the pilots in this situation, and shame on the dumb fool who owned the device

www.bbc.co.uk...




posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 02:40 PM
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Most drones in these situations ate only a few pounds. Barring the crew over reacting and making things worse, they should be able to get down safely if they were to hit. Depending on the drone and where the impact was they might not even realize what happened.

They have software limits on how high you can fly a drone, on the newer ones at least, that limit you to between 400 and 1500 feet. I've heard of some going much higher though.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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Thanks for response Zaphod58

So its more of a software thing that these drones stay low, are they not just too light when getting to 10,000ft to be stable, also how much time could they fly if at such heights.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: UpIsNowDown
I hope that the worse case scenario is not something I see in my lifetime


It happened on 11 November 2016



The drone was estimated to be about 98ft (30m) away from the plane and "safety was not assured", UKAB added.


Is this something to be a genuine concern or would most passenger planes be able to cope if a drone hit an engine WHICH I AM NOT ADVOCATING

reportedly at 10,000ft surely not many drones can be stable at such heights can they ? would the jet stream also not just make the drone unstable?

Praise to the pilots in this situation, and shame on the dumb fool who owned the device

www.bbc.co.uk...


The jet stream is never as low as 10,000 feet. You find the strong polar jet stream at 30,000 feet and higher. The weaker subtropical jet is at about 33,000 and higher. And the jet stream wouldn't make a drone "unstable". It would just blow it out of sight very quickly.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 02:57 PM
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1000 Feet is the highest I've gotten it doesn't take long. About 1/2 mile away about the farthest. I've heard 3000 feet up isn't too hard.




posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: UpIsNowDown

Was Harrison Ford anywhere near the area?




posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: UpIsNowDown

An aircraft that can bring down the World Trade Centre is hardly going to be worried by a plastic RC Toy

More fear mongering by MSM and authorities

ETA: Yeah Yeah, i watched Casualty last year, that was a load of bollocks too
edit on 2017-03-31T15:05:40-05:002017Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:05:40 -0500bFriday0503America/Chicago173 by corblimeyguvnor because: (no reason given)


ETA: Casualty Video Incident added for those who can't / didn't see it ......... complete TOSH


edit on 2017-03-31T15:10:52-05:002017Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:10:52 -0500bFriday1003America/Chicago173 by corblimeyguvnor because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 03:06 PM
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The DJI drones show a maximum altitude of about 3800 feet, without the software limits, and a 22 minute operation. The high end drones are light enough to get that high, but heavy enough to be stable in light to medium winds.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:28 PM
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11,000 feet and climbing apparently is the record so far..
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