A drone “narrowly avoided” colliding with an AirBus at 6,000 feet, an air safety report revealed.
The pilot of the A320 aircraft saw the white quadcopter drone “flash past”, reporting to air traffic control that “something had just gone over the top of him”.
Another aircraft had just crossed above but the pilot said the object was red and white in colour, had red and blue stripes on two of the rotor arms and was under a metre in size.
However, the report by a UK Airprox Board found no avoiding action was possible due to the lack of available time.
The incident happened just north of Potters Bar, Herts., on August 15 last year.