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Drone Comes Within 200 Feet Of Passenger Jet Coming In To Land At LAX
|March 19, 2016||Posted by TravelKinds.Com under General||
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported a drone aircraft nearly collided with the airliner on Friday on its landing approach to Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The close encounter between the wide-body, four-engine Airbus A380 and the drone occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at an altitude of 5,000 feet (152 meters) as the unmanned aircraft passed about 200 feet (61 meters) over the Lufthansa flight 14 miles (22.5 km) east of the airport, the FAA said.
No evasive action was taken by the airline crew, and read more >>>
Source : HuffingtonPost.Com