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Fatal impact? What happens if a drone collides with an aircraft?

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Fatal impact?

IFA comment: Research looking into possible collisions between drones and conventional aircraft is essential to understanding the risks involved in sharing airspace. These tests were performed at typical operating conditions for the approach and cruising speeds of an aircraft under 10,000ft.  Most drone operations are limited to below 400ft. Thus, it is General Aviation and aerial work activities that maybe exposed to the greatest risks. 

What happens if a drone collides with an aircraft? BILL READ FRAeS reports on recent aircraft windshield and wing ‘drone strike’ tests conducted by the National Research Council (NRC) in Canada which came up with some startling conclusions.

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