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Supong
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Thailand
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A glider was stuck by consumer drone. Lucky that no one die but the wing tip was damaged.
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Supong
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Thailand
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News from here
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Wachtberger
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Flight distance : 261509 ft
Germany
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Sorry, but this is a more than weak story. They are not able to tell where exactly the incident happened and at which altitude the glider pilot was flying. And seeing the alleged damage caused by the drone, it can by no way have been a Spark, but must have been a much bigger one.
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Gunship9
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United States
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Could have been a seagull.  A article shows the radar track with the glider doing 80 knots at 150ft over the dunes.  It looks like they do repeated passes at low altitude to gain energy from winds blowing up over the dunes.  Fly higher if you can't see and avoid obsticles that low.  Or is the assumption that the drone (or bird) chased down the glider to hit it?  Poor RC drone hovering innocently struck by barnstorming aircraft racing in at low level should be the article title.
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Sparky_17
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Flight distance : 62349 ft
Canada
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Looking at the image of the wing.  It looks more like a stress fracture than being caused by drone.  If you look at the image, you don't see an impact area; just a crack along the bend in the tip.  No scratches, no chunks missing, just a crack.

I'm not an aircraft engineer, but this looks a little fishy to me.  my 2cents
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Viking-Pilot
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Flight distance : 2379249 ft
Spain
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If it was a drone it must have been a big one, and if that was the case then this news is bad for us...
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