Drone nearly hits plane

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - FOREIGN NEWS -

A Lufthansa plane al­most col­lided with a drone as it ap­proached War­saw in­ter­na­tional air­port, Pol­ish of­fi­cials have re­vealed.

Wa r s a w air­port spokesman Prze­mys­law Przy­byl­ski said the in­ci­dent oc­curred yesterday af­ter­noon at around 4pm lo­cal time and the drone came within 300ft of the plane, which was ar­riv­ing f r om Mu­nich.

In Poland, drones are in­ex­pen­sive and easily avail­able. Reg­u­la­tions largely ban them in a 12-mile ra­dius around air­ports.

But Mr Przy­byl­ski said air­port author­i­ties are not able to c heck whether “some idiot does not sud­denly de­cide to fly a drone in front of a land­ing plane”.

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