A Drone Probably Didn't Collide With A British Airways Jet

Image: A320 via British Airways
Image: A320 via British Airways

Remember how a week ago, British Airways thought that they had collided with a drone? British authorities are speculating that they might have hit something a bit more harmless: a plastic bag.

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According to The Telegraph, Transport minister Robert Goodwill noted that they hadn’t confirmed that the plane had collided with a drone:

Mr Goodwill said: “The reported drone strike on Sunday has not been confirmed it was actually a drone. It was the local police force that tweeted that they had a report of a drone striking an aircraft.

“And indeed the early reports of a dent in the front of the plane were not confirmed - there was no actual damage to the plane and there’s indeed some speculation that it may have even been a plastic bag or something.

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[The Telegraph]

Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.

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TheSillyMan
TheSillyMan

Why are people flying plastic bags so close to airports? Was it from an halal supermarket? These questions need answers!