Drone flew ‘within wingspan’ of plane approaching Heathrow

Report on near-misses also reveals pilots were shocked to see another drone hovering as high as 3,000 metres

A drone flew within 20 metres of a plane on the approach to Heathrow, while another shocked pilots by appearing at 3,000 metres (10,000ft), a monthly update on near-misses has revealed.

Commercial jet pilots reported two “category A” incidents, the most serious class of near-miss, involving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), known as drones.

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