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Drone Hits British Airways Plane, Plane Safely Lands

From the Free Beacon [1]:

Last year, pilots reported 40 near-miss incidents in the United Kingdom, compared to nine in 2014.

The spike in unmanned drones flying in close proximity to manned aircraft is also up in the United States. The Federal Aviation Authority reported [2] more than 650 unauthorized drone sightings during the first eight months of last year, up from 238 sightings during all of 2014.