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    Airliner Lands in Southwestern UK After Nearly Colliding With Drone

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    A passenger plane carrying 62 people landed in the UK city of Newquay after almost colliding with a drone.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the Independent newspaper, police launched an investigation of the Wednesday incident.

    A drone, or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a remote-controlled aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Drones are currently used in policing, firefighting, pipeline checks, as well as for the military purposes.

    Both, the UK Federal Aviation Authority and the British Airline Pilots Association have warned that drones can be unsafe to use. Given the complexity of the current aerospace system, drones could easily collide with a passenger plane and cause a major incident.

    At least 30 drone incidents reportedly took place across the United Kingdom in 2015, a fivefold increase from the year before.

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