British Airways Aircraft potentially hit by a drone


Source: Licence here no changes made.

A British Airways Airbus A320 on it’s final approach to London-Heathrow has hit an object that is most likely a(n) UAV. This would the first incident that an airliner hit a(n) UAV. There have been a bunch of close ones though. Thankfully, this aircraft landed safely in Heathrow Airport. A BA spokeswoman said:

Safety and security are always our first priority and we will give the police every assistance with their investigation.

Drones are not allowed to fly higher than 122 metres/400 feet. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said:

It is totally unacceptable to fly drones close to airports and anyone flouting the rules can face severe penalties including imprisonment.

Drones are prevented from flying within a 5 metre radius of an airport. At the moment, 406,000 people use drones in the UK.


Aeroplane Collision in Indonesia

Source: Andrew W. Sieber’s Flickr page – PK-LBS, the aircraft involved in the accident (737-800) two years before the collision. Licence here no changes made.

A Batik Air Boeing 737-800 taking off (PK-LBS), doing route 7703 collided with a (thankfully empty) TransNusa Air Services (PK-TNJ) (TAS) ATR 42-600. Both aircraft caught on fire and were damaged pretty terribly. PK-LBS was taking off on a domestic journey to Ujang Padang, carrying 49 passengers and seven crew. Thankfully everyone evacuated safely.