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Old 01-07-2017, 12:21 PM
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Incident: LAM B737 at Tete on Jan 5th 2017, collision with a drone
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:46 PM
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Caution: reading the comments section of that post may cause you to pound your head into a wall.

What kind of narcissistic egotism causes these people to think that they're qualified as an expert on all subjects and that the world NEEDS to hears their comments?

Remember that Martin Bishop guy? It's him in every comment: zero experience or knowledge, yet uber confident and opinionated.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:19 PM
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Article said mining companies frequently fly surveying drones in the area that weigh about 22 lbs...
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:02 AM
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Default Drone collides with 737 in Africa:

Airlive is reporting that a drone collided with a Boeing 737-700 as it was on approach to Tete, Mozambique airport on Thursday. The 737 landed safely, but the right-hand side of the nose dome and fuselage were badly damaged.

The plane was carrying 80 passengers and a crew of 6, according to the Aviation Herald, which has more pictures of the damaged nose dome. "The crew heard a loud bang," they report, adding that "no abnormal indications followed. The crew, suspecting a bird strike, continued the approach for a safe landing." But USA Today notes that "While pilots have reported hundreds of sightings of drones near planes, previous suspected collisions have been debunked."

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Old 01-08-2017, 08:07 AM
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This was only a matter of time. I fear we will see more of these incidents as time goes by.
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:38 PM
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If it collided on approach and the nose was damaged as in the photos but the pitot tubes just aft are untouched that is hard to believe. I like the stairs or catering truck theory and a good cya story much better.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:23 AM
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So much for speculation.....NOTHING hit this airplane, in the air or on the ground.
Mozambique Jetliner Did NOT Collide With A Drone | Aero-News Network
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