A drone could take out a plane before the UK works out how to police our decentralized sky


“Serious” potential drone collisions are on the increase in the UK according to air safety watchdog the Airprox Board, with 23 near misses with aircraft investigated in just six months last year, including 12 that were given the top danger rating. In December, a drone “came very close to colliding with a Boeing 737” passenger plane that was coming out of one of London’s airports. In a move that might send drones the way of hoverboards in the US, pilots are calling for all drones to be fitted with technology that prevents them from flying in areas where they could hit…

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