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Drone narrowly missed Gatwick passenger plane

Aug 29, 2019 - City A.M.

AN AIRBUS passenger jet carrying as many as 186 passengers was forced to take evasive action to avoid a drone as it approached Gatwick airport earlier this year, it has emerged.

The airliner was flying at 518 metres towards the West Sussex airport on 28 April when the pilot saw a darkcoloured drone and made a banking turn to the right of up to eight degrees to avoid the device, according to the UK Airprox Board (UKAB).

UKAB said the drone was flying above the maximum legal height of ...