Mid air collision over Northumberland avoided by ‘providence’ – ChronicleLive

We reported in August how flights coming into land at Newcastle airport were forced to dodge a drone hovering in Newcastle Airport’s airspace.

Its proximity and the pilot’s “inability to avoid” it warranted the highest risk rating, the board said.

Only “providence” prevented a mid-air crash between a plane and a drone in the North East, an air safety report has said.

Police issued a safety warning to drone users after the incident which saw arrivals delayed at Newcastle Airport.

The report did not mention if the twin-engine Cessna 404 aircraft was carrying passengers at the time.

“It was dark blue and either stationary or slow moving.”

“He had no time to react and the drone passed down his left hand side, missing the wing tip by about 6-8ft,” it said.

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