Drone hits plane as it descends to Heathrow

Incident believed to be first collision of its kind
Police are investigating after what is believed to be the first-ever collision between a drone and a passenger aircraft. The incident occurred as a British Airways plane from Geneva was preparing to land at London Heathrow.
The pilot of the Boeing 727, with 132 passengers and five crew on board, told police that the front of the aircraft was hit by the unmanned object shortly before landing safely at around midday on Sunday. The plane was later cleared for its next flight.
The incident has renewed calls for more to be done to stop the use of drones around airports and flight paths. The number of near-misses between drones and aircraft in the UK has quadrupled in recent months.
The Telegraph


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