UK police investigating near miss between drone and plane

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after the incident between a light aircraft and a drone in the skies above Oxfordshire.

The near miss between a drone and a plane could have had fatal consequences, police in the UK have warned.

The force said the incident happened north-west of Bletchingdon while the aircraft was coming in to land at London Oxford Airport, near Kidlington, at around 3pm on Monday.

The aircraft was on approach to land when the pilot noticed the silver-bodied drone flying nearby at an altitude of about 850-950ft.

At first the pilot of the light aircraft, which had no passengers on board, thought it was a bird but then he realised it was a drone and raised the alarm after landing, police said.

Via The Irish Examiner /The Belfast Telegraph

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