Closest-Ever Miss Involving Passenger Jet and a Drone

A drone flying in UK airspace at 3200ft AGL (8x the legal height limit) was 10ft from hitting a descending Virgin Airlines passenger jet with over 250 passengers onboard. Unfortunately, authorities were unable to locate the operator.

This reckless activity from rogue drone operators needs to be stopped and these individuals need to be held accountable for their actions. We can't wait until a situation like this eventually turns into a disaster to take action.

Would remote drone ID systems be enough to avoid situations like this? Would love to hear what else you all in the drone industry think can be done to end this dangerous activity.

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