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Tom Wilkinson
12-13-2018, 05:02 PM
https://sputniknews.com/science/201812131070665343-aircraft-nose-drone-landing-tijuana/

The Bigfella
12-13-2018, 09:09 PM
Ouch.

Steve McMahon
12-13-2018, 09:22 PM
Drones near airports are a serious problem. There have been a few near misses reported at our little airport despite the strict regulations here. I'm glad they took it on the nose cone instead of an engine or the windshield.

The Bigfella
12-13-2018, 09:51 PM
Drones near airports are a serious problem. There have been a few near misses reported at our little airport despite the strict regulations here. I'm glad they took it on the nose cone instead of an engine or the windshield.

I told the then Executive Director of Ops at the world's busiest international airport that I'd bought a drone. He uttered a slight profanity... and explained that he'd lost xxx time due to drones. He hated 'em.

CK 17
12-13-2018, 10:24 PM
Wasn’t there a suspected drone strike a while back that turned out to be a radome failure? I didn’t see any pictures of drone parts.

The Bigfella
12-13-2018, 10:27 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuVYhLIUYAA5BrZ.jpg:large

David W Pratt
12-14-2018, 06:10 AM
Somehow I am not comforted that it was some sort of spontaneous disintegration instead of an idiot with a drone

Bob Adams
12-14-2018, 08:41 AM
Well the picture sure has indentation damage like the radome hit SOMETHING.

Rum_Pirate
12-14-2018, 09:06 AM
Well the picture sure has indentation damage like the radome hit SOMETHING.
Like a large bird?

Tom Wilkinson
12-14-2018, 09:23 AM
Well the picture sure has indentation damage like the radome hit SOMETHING.

I agree, and a bird strike usually has plenty of evidence that it was a bird. I don't find it implausible that a drone hit but didn't leave any drone parts. It doesn't look like structural failure. The LAM failure you could at least see damage along underlying structural parts, not so on this one.

John of Phoenix
12-14-2018, 09:44 AM
One of my coworkers bought a high end drone and brought it to the office with the intention of a demo flight around the parking lot. A message came up on the controller with words to the effect "You are too close to an airport to permit operation."

Pretty smart drone as we're about half a mile from the Scottsdale Airport.

The Bigfella
12-14-2018, 10:59 AM
One of my coworkers bought a high end drone and brought it to the office with the intention of a demo flight around the parking lot. A message came up on the controller with words to the effect "You are too close to an airport to permit operation."

Pretty smart drone as we're about half a mile from the Scottsdale Airport.

Same with my drone. 5km required clearance.