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WKHTTH
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A plane was involved in one of the UK's closest recorded near-misses with a drone in the skies above Greater Manchester.
The incident involved an Airbus A320 aircraft flying at 8,000ft over having just taken off from Manchester Airport, according to a report by the UK Airprox Board (UKAB).

Both pilots in the cockpit of the Easyjet Manchester-to-Athens flight "saw a large drone pass very close to the aircraft windscreen", the inquiry found.
The drone was described as blue, around 50cm long and weighing "at least 10kg".

Separation between the aircraft and the flying gadget was officially listed as "zero".
The UKAB put the September 4 incident in the most serious risk category because "a definite risk of collision had existed".

Another Stupid Drone Pilot going to ruin it for us all.

2020-11-17
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Montfrooij
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There will be stupid pilots (unfortunately) for as long as there are drones.
2020-11-18
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WKHTTH
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Why in the world would you be at 8000 ft. near any airport, let alone an international airport ?
My drone would be lucky if it saw 300 ft.
2020-11-18
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DAFlys
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Doesn't sounds like a drone you'd buy from Argos though.
2020-11-19
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A J
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Annoying when people do that - more excuses to impose more restrictions.
2020-11-19
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Hello there WKHTTH. Thank you for reaching out and for posting this sad news and information here at DJI Forum. These information give out great lessons to all of us drone pilots and just a reminder that it is always recommend to follow the local rules and regulations when flying your DJI Drones to avoid an untoward incidents. Thank you and have a safe flight always.
2020-11-23
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DJI Stephen Posted at 11-23 22:42
Hello there WKHTTH. Thank you for reaching out and for posting this sad news and information here at DJI Forum. These information give out great lessons to all of us drone pilots and just a reminder that it is always recommend to follow the local rules and regulations when flying your DJI Drones to avoid an untoward incidents. Thank you and have a safe flight always.

Is there any way that DJI could check the drone records from drones that may have been in that location on that particular day and time ?
2020-11-26
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Blériot53
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Not your average Prosumer drone at that size and weight, or at that height. Is it reported, over what location the incident occured?
2020-11-27
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Blériot53
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Montfrooij Posted at 11-18 00:28
There will be stupid pilots (unfortunately) for as long as there are drones.

Let's hope he's also stupid enough to upload his video of the incident to Youtube. That would resolve the case pretty quick.
2020-11-27
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A J Posted at 11-19 02:00
Annoying when people do that - more excuses to impose more restrictions.

As if they even need an excuse. Just playing into their hands.
2020-11-27
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-27 12:44
Let's hope he's also stupid enough to upload his video of the incident to Youtube. That would resolve the case pretty quick.

That should make life more easy indeed.
2020-11-27
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-27 12:44
As if they even need an excuse. Just playing into their hands.

I swear half of it is propaganda - never see any court records...
2020-11-27
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A J Posted at 11-27 23:43
I swear half of it is propaganda - never see any court records...

It does make you wonder - no mention of it in the press - and it's the sort of story they love to blow up out of all proportion, substantiated or not.
2020-11-28
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-28 00:23
It does make you wonder - no mention of it in the press - and it's the sort of story they love to blow up out of all proportion, substantiated or not.

Sensationalism at its worse!
2020-11-28
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Blériot53
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A J Posted at 11-28 00:24
Sensationalism at its worse!

None of which furthers our cause.
2020-11-28
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A J Posted at 11-27 23:43
I swear half of it is propaganda - never see any court records...

Furthermore, who's to say it wasn't a commercial drone? Or state-sponsored for that matter...  
2020-11-28
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-28 00:40
None of which furthers our cause.

As is usually the case mate
2020-11-29
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djiuser_HQnDzNd68JuH Posted at 11-28 18:52
Furthermore, who's to say it wasn't a commercial drone? Or state-sponsored for that matter...

Exactly - without hard facts it easier to blame random hobbyists
2020-11-29
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Through The Lens
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One word: WHY?
2020-12-8
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One Word: Terrorist!
2020-12-14
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Unfortunately
2020-12-15
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Under 10000ft ASL we can safely assume >250kts, let's assume he's doing minimum air control speed rated at 119kts, that's 136mph, MINIMUM. Let's assume the drone was static.
How on earth were they able to properly identify (not only identify but have enough time to estimate weight, size, and COLOR) anything that small at that speed?
Not only this, but there are a very limited amount of drones on the market that could reasonably achieve this altitude.
Something seems a little off if you ask me.
I'm not downplaying the fact that this was a potentially dangerous situation, but some of the information reported seems improbable.

Original article: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-flight-involved-one-countrys-19298375
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Drone should be taken away and get a large fine!
7-17 18:45
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A plane was involved in one of the UK's closest recorded near-misses with a drone in the skies above Greater Manchester.
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