Drone Collides with Passenger Jet In Mozambique

Multiple news outlets around the world are reporting that a Boeing 737 with over 80 people on-board collided into a drone on approach to the runway in Tete, Mozambique.

Thankfully, no one was injured but the nose of the plane took significant damage as evident from the pictures above. An FAA study early this year, showed that medium and large-sized drones represent a risk to planes. Unlike birds, drones are made of much harder material like carbon fiber that at high speed can penetrate the air frame of commercial airliners or seriously damage jet engines.

Over the last year there has been many reported near hits, but this collision in Mozambique serves as a reminder of safely integrating drones into the airspace worldwide.

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