Did a Drone Collide with Small Plane in Australian Incident?

A possibe collision between a small aircraft and a drone in Australia leads to new calls to strengthen anti-drone legislation, despite the fact that laws already existed which should have prevented this collision from happening in the first place.

from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-11/atsb-to-investigate-potential-aircraft-collision-with-drone/8699224

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A pilot who believes his light aircraft was struck by a drone ahead of landing in Adelaide’s north has prompted an investigation by Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) officers.

Police said they were contacted just after 7:00pm on Tuesday by a pilot who believed he may have struck a drone on approach to Parafield Airport.

The ATSB said they would review the area during daylight on Wednesday to try to find remnants of a drone before confirming it was an unmanned aerial vehicle and not a bird.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority rules prohibit the flying of drones above 120 metres and within 5.5 kilometres of a controlled aerodrome with an operating control tower.

Drones are not allowed to be flown at night.

Fines range from $900 up to $9,000 for breaching operating conditions.

ATSB to investigate potential drone collision with light aircraft in Adelaide

A pilot who believes his light aircraft was struck by a drone ahead of landing in Adelaide’s north prompts an investigation by ATSB officers.

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