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"Drone", jetliner nearly collide

Discussion in 'News' started by poostik, May 9, 2014.

  1. poostik

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    Yeah I just saw that on CNN. Doh!
     
  3. Al_M

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    This story broke on CNN as "BreakingNews" a US Air Commuter jet at 2300 Ft came in close contact head on with a fixed wing camouflage painted fixed wing unmanned aircraft, or as CNN described it generically as a Drone. This apparently happened in March and is just now being announced. It is obviously much different than a DJI Phantom or even their larger pro photog UAV's. But CNN just spouted a drone almost collided with a commercial airliner. They then called for laws to deal with drones. Not a great thing. Some idiot with a lot of resources and no brains or just an obvious criminally reckless attitude is set to give anything called a drone a bad name.
     
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    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/com ... aa-n101906

    Here's the NBC National version. The airspace around Tallahassee Regional at 5 mmiles NE puts it right at the edge of the control zone which goes from 4100ft. to the surface. Outside that area the floor is 1400ft. If this was a drone at 2300ft. by the airport someone deserves to be in deep sht. I'd seriously question the pilot's ability at 160kts to identify something the size of a large seagull while on an approach.

    That said, we have to know we're under a microscope right now, for really no reason other than someone's paranoia in politics.
     
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    Does it make a difference that it wasn't a quad? The news will say "drone" and the public will hear "drone." Drones can be multirotor and they can be fixed-wing.
     
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    Pilot and simulation both describe it as an airplane resembling a Camo color F-4 Phantom Jet
     
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    Got to love that US sensationalised newz .... :roll:
     
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    Just lovely. Pilot describes an F-4 Phantom and lazy journalist google Phantom and post the first image they find.

    Just what our hobby needs. More yellow journalism.
     
  12. BZNCREW

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    Drone sounds scarier than model airplane and sells more papers.

    THIS is the "drone" that was spotted.
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