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African airline reports drone collision with passenger jet

LuvMyTJ

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An African airline reported Friday that one of its planes collided with a drone while approaching the airport in Tete, Mozambique.
Linhas Aereas de Mozambique (LAM) said on its Facebook page that the Boeing 737-700 was approaching Tete from Maputo on Thursday about 5:15 p.m. local time with 86 people aboard when the incident happened. The plane landed safely without any injuries. [read more at source linked below]

SOURCE: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/01/06/african-airline-reports-drone-collision-passenger-jet/96237622/

 

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Hi LuvMyTJ, I also found out the drone that hit this place was a mining company drone weighing ten kg.
It was also reported that this mining company regularly violates air space close to the airport.
So I hope the authorities there go after this mining company.
Cheers, JV
 

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Hi LuvMyTJ, thank you for advising I read the update. Amazing how everyone including pilots jump to conclusion that it was a drone and not waiting for the facts.
Anyway the drone reputation for NOT having hit an airliner to date is in tact.
Thanks.
Cheers JV
 

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