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Old 05-19-2018, 02:33 PM   #121
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:48 AM   #122
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Drone pilot narrowly avoids terror collision with F-15 fighter jet over Dartmoor

A Devon police drone pilot was forced into evasive action to avoid colliding with two American F-15 fighter jet travelling at 520mph over Dartmoor.

The officer was convinced there was going to be a collision as the military jet sped into view and banked right above Throwleigh, between South Zeal and Chagford, on January 16.

The Airprox board, which investigates near misses, reported the 13lbs device was flying at about 300ft when the police officer heard the jet approaching.

The report said: "He descended the drone as quickly as possible.
"The jet came into view from right-to-left and seemed to pass by the drone at the same altitude; it looked like the jet was within 200m laterally of the drone.

"Once the jet was in view it started banking to the right and he honestly believed it was going to collide with the drone. The jet continued, and was followed a few seconds later by a second jet."

The police drone pilot had completed a task and was returning to the landing site when the incident occurred at around 12pm, the report said.

The F-15 pilot, who was flying at an altitude of 500ft, could not see the drone but the drone pilot said the risk of a collision was 'high'.

Radar records showed that the F15E which is believed to have been from RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, was flying at its permitted level of 500ft above ground when the incident happened.

The pilot and his weapons systems operator did not see the black drone which had four rotor arms and LED lights.

The police officer told investigations that he had followed 'a stringent set of procedures' before flying his DJI Matrice drone as he did before every flight.

He said he had used the checked airspace, informed the National Police Air Service and local air ambulance as well looking through a list of Notices to Airmen, known as NOTAMs, to see if there was any unusual flying activity.

But investigators suggested that police drone operators could also make use of the Centralised Aviation Data System (CADS) which provides real time information about military and other flights.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said there had been 'no criticism' of its drone operator.
Devon Live

If you want the full technical nause, head over to the UK Airprox Board website and scroll down to report 2018011.
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