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    None dare call it terrorism. U.S. passenger jet nearly collided with drone in March:

    http://news.yahoo.com/u-passenger-je...1TpyYATY3QtDMD

    Who needs a bomb or a boxcutter and suicide when $1000 buys an unregulated untraceable drone.
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    Well, if they outfitted jets with these it wouldn't a problem:



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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaul View Post
    Well, if they outfitted jets with these it wouldn't a problem: (Sorry for the David McBethian post; I couldn't resist.)
    OPie don't mind. I have blinded myself to about fifty users here, shunning them the icky, but McBeth is not one of them. Even a blind pig finds a truffle and his are really stinky but not so much as others.
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    What does the FAA consider close? 5000 yards or what?

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    If you will read the article, this instance was reported as a collision and the AC inspected for damage. FAA Order 7110.65 requires 3 - 10 NM horizontal.
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    I read the article and it just inferred that plane hit the drone by pilot saying how close it was. Plane was inspected and article did not report that damage was found so perhaps pilot called it a collision per FAA rules but physically it did not actually collide with plane.

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    So if this happened 3/22 why are the flying public just hearing of it? I am not sure if the average joe cares to invest $$$ in this stuff just to cause fear or infact hit an aircraft. Terroists maybe, NSA screw up maybe, average joe just playing around with a new toy, not maybe. The Hudson river incident took out all engines, one single small drone might dent a wing or thread a needle and get injested in an engine taking it out but likely would not bring even a regional size jet/prop plane down. I will not fly comercial airlines anywhere ever again.

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    National media, The Washington Times.

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    At least six other incidents after 09-11

    There have been at at least six other incidents since September 2011 in which pilots have reported close calls with what they believed were small unmanned aircraft, according to NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System, which logs safety issues. The FAA doesn’t allow drone flights, other than by hobbyists, unless it has granted a special permit.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...-faa-says.html
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