london - A drone was in July dangerously close to a passenger plane over central London. The British authority remote-controlled aircraft, the Airbus A320 approached to within 20 meters, reported Thursday examining near-accidents in aviation.
Pilots saw the drone at an altitude of 1500 meters, a few moments before their landing at Heathrow Airport. That it was not an accident, was, according to the UK AIRPROX Board (UKAB) mostly a matter of luck. Indeed, the pilots had no time to dodge the unmanned device. The UKAB has been unable to identify the owner of the drone.
Above London is above average traffic. Drones are in the metropolis a growing problem for the safety of air traffic.