Pilots call for research into impact of drone hitting passenger jet


British Airline Pilots Association warns tests are needed after 23 near-misses were investigated in just six months

Tests must be done into what would happen if a drone hit a passenger jet, say airline pilots following a recent spate of near misses.

The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) wants the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to back research into the possible consequences of such a collision.

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