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comment by veen
veen  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Drone hits British Airways plane approaching Heathrow Airport

I wouldn't be surprised if engine manufacturers start throwing in drones just like they trow dead birds into their engines. The rest of the plane should be fine, I think.




mk  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

As long as the drone doesn't have an explosive payload. I think that's the real worry.

veen  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Seems like such an edge case though. Retrofitting most aircraft with protection against that is unjustifiably expensive, I think. kleinbl00, any thoughts?

mk  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Retrofitting most aircraft with protection against that is unjustifiably expensive, I think.

LOL, you reveal your European rationality. Nothing is too expensive to fight the enemy de jour on this side of the pond.

flagamuffin  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Except, yeah it is. Because the private sector would be paying for it. And they won't.