A Virgin Atlantic jet came within seconds of colliding with two drones at 14,000ft as it approached Heathrow to land.
Airline bosses are calling for a crackdown on drones after the shocking near-miss, which happened as the B787-9 Dreamliner carrying 264 passengers flew at 320mph over Essex.
A member of the crew spotted the drones, one of which was just 90ft from the aircraft. If either drone had hit the plane, it could have disabled an engine or even smashed the windscreen, injuring the pilots.
🍾 Up up and away. Excited to be heading off to the Big Apple for the world’s premier LGBT travel convention put on by the @iglta. I’m also honoured to serve on the organisation’s Board of Directors for a second term and proud that this, one of our largest ever events will see delegations from nearly 50 countries around the world. Whilst we work hard to champion boundless travel for LGBT people, it’s also a lot of fun, networking and catching up with old friends. Plus this year it is in one of my favourite cities, who happens to be celebrating 50 monumental years of LGBT liberation since the Stonewall Riots, not to mention #WorldPride2019
Thank you to @delta for sponsoring my flight and for letting me try out their Delta One product on this trip. Today, the luxury starts with breakfast in the @virginatlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow Terminal 3
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