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Flybe plane in near miss with drone as pilot was about to land at Southampton Airport





Flybe plane in near miss with drone as pilot was about to land at Southampton Airport Flybe plane in near miss with drone as pilot was about to land at Southampton Airport
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The device was hovering just 100ft above the Flybe jet on Monday

A PASSENGER plane was almost hit by a drone as the pilot prepared to land at Southampton Airport.

The device was hovering just 100ft above the Flybe jet on Monday, it emerged this morning.

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SWNS:South West News Service

The device was hovering just 100ft above the Flybe jet on Monday

Police were called but there was no sign of the drone or its operator.

An airport spokesman told the Daily Echo: “We can confirm that a drone incident was reported on February 13 by an aircraft inbound to the airport.

“The relevant authorities were notified and police undertook an extensive search of the area in question but the drone and pilot were not located.

“There was no direct risk to the aircraft or passengers.”

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Flybe refused to comment, saying the incident has been passed onto the police.

No further details are available.

Some 59 near misses involving drones have featured in UKAB reports over the past 12 months.

A drone the size of a football was flown just 20 metres from a passenger as it hovered above London in December.

Last week a plane was involved in a near miss with a device 500ft above a primary school in Birmingham.



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