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British Army Drone Nearly Downed RAF Helicopter

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Were used to hearing stories about the civilian hobbyist dangerously flying their drones, but this time the shoes on the other foot, and its the British Army that nearly downed a £15 million RAF helicopter they came within 60ft and the drone in question is the Desert Hawk surveillance which is 1 metre long.

The crash nearly happened in a military exercise and both crews blamed map reading errors and disputed airspace. The British Joint Heli command are now wanting to review their protocols, as this could of put the lives of the crew onboard of the helicopter.

The near miss happened over a purpose built replica of a middle eastern village in Norfolk within a 30,000 acre training ground. The drone in question was piloted by 1 Artillery brigade and was flying at just 100ft according to sources.

This near miss comes amid all the current media attention from civil near misses accidents can happen!

 

 

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