EasyJet plane came within 10ft of drone in one of the closest airliner misses

Would a drone reach 16000 feet?

The pilots saw the “black and cylindrical” device heading towards them as they flew at 400mph about 20 miles west of Dover.

This is complete tosh.

No-one would be able to even glimpse a drone passing you by less than 10 feet away from whilst travelling 400 mph. You’d hard pushed to do that at 70 mph! Notwithstanding, it would pass you by SO FAST that you wouldn’t know whether it was a drone or a bird.

The media are just desperate for another ‘drone near miss’ story.

If you take a look at this video, which shows some nutter doing 250 mph on the Autobahn, and look at the bollards on the right of the road which are 3 times further away that the drone was, substantially bigger than a drone, plus the plane was travelling 60% faster still.

TL;DR … it would be impossible to identify a drone at that distance and speed.


Sorry got to call bull :poop: on this story. . . . :grinning:


I don’t want to put anyone off flying but has been known for pilots flying under the influence drink & or drugs !

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What a load of steaming horseshit


John Dodds used to do 200+ mph regularly on the Autobahns in the 70’s in his Merlin engined “Beast”!

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It was also supposed to be at 16000 feet, was it hanging off a weather balloon.


More likely to be an owl carrying a hobby horse

Hands up anybody who has ever seen a “black and cylindrical” drone before?


Me! This is my Mini 3 Pro last night …

I stand corrected Sir Chris! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

It seems Tic Tac UFO’s have had colour change since this encounter with the USAF… :thinking:

:man_shrugging: not me

Trying to catch the jet stream at 4.5km up? :grin:
Just about to switch from Sport to Atti, then an EasyJet spiked your plans?

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Twas not me, your honour :roll_eyes:

16000ft and 20 miles from nowhere, enough said, it used to be UFO seen, now its always a Drone… same as Gatwick for many years at a very similar time and date for years, first reports were UFO, then changed to Drone about five years ago… think what you will :slight_smile:

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Black cylindical drone?
I think someones suitcase burst and their double ender fell out? :rofl:
If only I had photoshop on my laptop!!!

Come on Clink, you can do it? :rofl::rofl::rofl:

Wow, thank fuck I’ve now got a vpn after all that searching!!! :flushed:

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Sky are now reporting it must be true then :joy::joy: