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First possible near-collision of unmanned drone and commercial aircraft in US airspace.

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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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The other day there was an announcement of the deployment of armed drones over US airspace.
Armed drones now flying over the US

Various points were brought up that the idiots (invariably) piloting these things without FAA approved flight plans and carrying live ordinance over populated areas areas would pose serious threats to public safety.

Then this happened... Unidentifie d Flying Object In Denver Nearly Takes Out Private Jet 8,000 Feet Over Cherry Creek (AUDIO, VIDEO)

quote from the pilots air traffic control recording ;


In an audio recording from the jet cockpit, provided by LiveATC.net, a pilot can be heard telling air traffic officials, "[I] don't know if it was a remote controlled aircraft or what, but something just went by the other way. About 20-30 seconds ago... And it was like a large remote controlled aircraft.


So there you have it folks, likely the first in what will likely be a long line of "oopsies" involving the weaponization of US airspace.



edit on 17-5-2012 by dashen because: oopsie




posted on May, 17 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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Hey I posted a thread about the near collision 30 minutes ago. I don't mind ya joining.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 11:51 AM
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reply to post by prophetboy12
 


oops, I checked the search before I started, you must have posted while I was typing mine.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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Topic already posted here

Closing

(sorry)



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