Near miss between a light aircraft and a drone over Oxfordshire

The silver drone with black legs was flying at an altitude of around 900 feet. Credit: PA images

There's been a near miss between a light aircraft and a drone in Oxfordshire.

Thames Valley Police say it happened north-west of Bletchingdon as a light aircraft was approaching London Oxford Airport near Kidlington on the afternoon of Monday the 22nd July.

Police say there could've been 'fatal consequences' if the drone had collided with the aircraft as it was coming in to land. Only the pilot was onboard.

"An aircraft was on approach to land at London Oxford Airport on runway 19 when the pilot noticed a silver bodied drone with black legs flying near him at an altitude of between about 850 feet to 950 feet.

Investigating officer, PC Mick Anderton