Possible Drone Collision Renews Focus on Safety Systems – The Wall Street Journal

Aviation-industry officials are concerned about the potential for a serious collisions between drones and airplanes.

Aviation-industry officials are concerned about the potential for a serious collisions between drones and airplanes.


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U.S. government and industry efforts to prevent accidents between planes and drones are receiving heightened attention in the wake of a possible collision last week between an Aeromexico jetliner and an unmanned aircraft.

Days after one of the carrier’s planes touched down in Tijuana with a large dent and an adjoining gash in its nose, investigators and airline officials on both sides of the border still haven’t definitively said whether the cause was hitting a drone, striking a bird or some unrelated structural problem. No injuries were reported.

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