Just a week after I talked about the almost catostrophic collision between a Virgin Atlantic plane and a drone, my nightmare comes true.
Experts believe that the latest 737 collision was caused by a drone. The passenger aircraft in question was an Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 aircraft which suffered from a mid-air collision shortly before landing in Tijuana on Wednesday.
Airline officials are investigating whether the plane crashed into a drone while making its approach. Pilots heard a “pretty loud bang,” according to Bloomberg which caused the collapse of the 737’s nose.
— Milenio.com (@Milenio) December 13, 2018
This aircraft landed normally and the passengers were fine, but this accident once again highlight’s my fears that a fatal accident will be caused by one of these recreational flying drones. Recently, the FAA actually made it easier to fly drones near US airports. What were they thinking?
Update: It has become apparent, after writing this article, that this aircraft looks unlikely to have been hit by a drone. It now looks more likely that structural failures may have caused the dents in the nose cone, without any collision.
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