Airline pilots are calling for new research into what could happen if an aircraft engine is hit by a drone.
There were around 23 near misses between aircraft and drones in the last year, including one at Detling in Kent, which came within sixty feet of a passenger jet. Pilots are also calling for existing controls to be better enforced.
Steve Landells from the British Airline Pilots Association said such an impact could cause engine failure or a cracked windscreen.
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