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25th Mar 2018, 11:48
Heard (from a friend working approach) that a drone went through the engine of a 777 on approach into akl today (25th) around 1300 local.

Anyone know anything or wether it’s unsubstantiated?

Thought there’d be something in the news by now...

27th Mar 2018, 07:10
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"A drone came within five metres of an incoming 777-200 plane as it approached Auckland, potentially putting 278 passengers and crew at risk."

NZ92 was just metres away from a serious incident on Sunday. The pilots spotted the drone at a point in the descent where it was not possible to take evasive action," chief operations and integrity standards officer Captain David Morgan said.

"It passed so close to the incoming aircraft that they were concerned it may have been ingested into the engine."

A later inspection of the aircraft showed the drone did not go into the engine.

27th Mar 2018, 07:29
Civil Aviation Authority statistics show small percentage of drone complaints result in disciplinary measures - NZ Herald (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12020705)

27th Mar 2018, 07:51
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Here: Air NZ calls for tougher drone restrictions after near-miss with plane (https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/102635453/air-nz-calls-for-tougher-drone-restrictions-after-nearmiss-with-plane)