LONDON (AP) — British police say they are investigating a reported near-collision between a drone and a passenger plane near England’s Newquay Airport.
Devon and Cornwall Police says the plane, carrying 62 people, was arriving at the airport in southwest England on Tuesday when it reported a drone flying dangerously close.
Inspector Dave Meredith said Thursday the plane was about 900 feet (275 meters) high and 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the airport “when it reported a near-miss with a drone which flew alongside the aircraft.”
He said police had not tracked down the drone or its “reckless” operator.
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In Britain, small private drones must be flown below 400 feet (120 meters) and kept away from airfields.
Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority says there were 40 near-misses between drones and aircraft in 2015.