Aviation experts call for prison sentences for people flying drones too close to manned aircraft

August 30, 2015 at 7:42 pm | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on Aviation experts call for prison sentences for people flying drones too close to manned aircraft

Ouch!

The call came after it was revealed a passenger plane had a near miss with a pilotless device while another drone forced a Royal Navy Lynx helicopter to swerve

A small remote-controlled drone as it hovers in the sky
Crackdown: Drones have recently been involved in near misses with manned aircraft

Aviation experts have called for prison sentences for people who fly drones too close to manned aircraft.

The call came after it was revealed a helicopter and passenger plane had near misses with pilotless devices.

One drone forced a Royal Navy Lynx helicopter to swerve and another came within 50 metres of a passenger plane.

Both incidents happened in the same week and are just the latest in a growing number reported by pilots.

In a report released on Friday the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) said: “This type of incident between manned aircraft and unmanned systems are becoming more prevalent and the next incident might not be a…

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