New research commissioned by the FAA finds a high-speed collision between a drone and an airliner would be worse than a bird strike. Newly-released animation shows how a drone could cause significant damage to a plane’s engine or tail area. This year, the FAA has received an average of 250 reports of drones near airports every month, up from 159 for most of last year. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Drones a greater risk to planes than birds, FAA research finds