An Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737-800, flying from Trelew, northeastern Patagonia, was struck by a drone during the final landing approach to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport, La Capital reports. At the time of the accident, the plane was flying over the Tierra Santa theme park.
While the Boeing landed safely, the captain of the aircraft notified the tower that a major incident was averted, after the drone struck below the window on the commander’s side of the aircraft.
A 4-kilogram drone hovering over a park during an event in Gifu Prefecture on Saturday suddenly crashed into the crowd, injuring six people including children, police said.
The victims, aged between 5 and 48, sustained minor injuries such as scratches on foreheads and shoulders, according to the police.
The drone, about 85 centimeters in diameter and 55 cm in height, was scattering sweets from the air at the park in Ogaki, during the event showcasing robotic technologies, the police said. The event was organized by a local tourism association.
Drone video captured a 13-year-old boy making a daring rescue Friday afternoon after a boat capsized off the coast of the Jupiter Inlet.
Sam Ruskin and his cousin were surfing at that very moment, just a few hundred yards away.
“At first, we just saw all the boxes from the boat in the middle of the sea, and we were kind of like, ‘What’s going on?’” Ruskin said.
The Independence Middle School student immediately paddled towards the end of the inlet and gave the man his surfboard.
At approximately 7:20 p.m. Sept. 21, the drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, and the helicopter collided. The Army helicopter sustained damage to its main rotor blade, window frame and transmission deck. A motor and arm from a small drone, identified as a DJI Phantom 4, were recovered from the helicopter. The NTSB was notified of the incident Sept. 22 and began its investigation that day. In the following days investigators were able to identify and subsequently interview the drone operator. The drone operator also provided flight data logs for the incident flight.