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Drone Collides with Passenger Jet

Discussion in 'Commercial sUAS Remote Pilots Discussions' started by dthreatt, Jan 7, 2017.

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  2. Posted by John Doecliff, Jan 7, 2017 #2
    "At this stage, debris from the drone – assuming that is what caused the damage – has not been located."

    Hmm...still not concrete evidence but something definitely hit it.
  3. chrismog

    chrismog Silly old fart

    Feb 9, 2012
    Canary Islands
    Posted by chrismog, Jan 7, 2017 #3
    Something........... yes, but not a Phantom and probably not a DJI S1000.
    It would need a SIGNIFICANT object to do that amount of damage to the nose cone of an aircraft
  4. theGreenOrange

    theGreenOrange Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    Posted by theGreenOrange, Jan 7, 2017 #4
    There is no way in hell this was a drone.
  5. Stephen Mann

    Stephen Mann Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Westford, MA
    Posted by Stephen Mann, Jan 24, 2017 #5
    From AvHerald.com

    On Jan 10th 2017 Mozambique's Civil Aviation Authority reported in a press conference in Maputo that they concluded the radome most probably failed as result of a structural failure caused by air flow pressure, contributing factors probably were a defective installation of the radome and inspection of the ribs. A foreign object damage was ruled out. The CAA added, that the radome had been purchased second hand through an American company supplying aircraft parts and components, the radome was installed on the aircraft during major maintenance in South Africa on Jun 27th 2016.
  6. jamesb72

    jamesb72 Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Somerset, UK
    Posted by jamesb72, Jan 25, 2017 #6
    Sadly as with all these events there is mass media reporting of the original 'story', and then a few weeks/months later very quietly it turns out to be nothing to do with multirotors, but that will never get reported, and the media and public continue to believe that collisions with full scale aviation occur regularly ;)

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