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    Drone nearly hits medical helicopter

    Message  copter le Sam 26 Mar 2016 - 16:21

    Drone nearly hits medical helicopter

    ST. LOUIS - The quick actions of a pilot likely saved several lives and averted a major emergency at a popular St. Louis park.

    NewsChannel 5 has confirmed federal reports of a near mid-air collision between a medical helicopter and a drone. It happened in mid-November in the skies above Tower Grove Park.

    According to the FAA, the helicopter had just taken off from St. Louis children’s hospital and was traveling southwest with no patients and four crew members on board.

    Moments later, the FAA said a 3 ft. x 3 ft. drone nearly crashed into the helicopter, forcing the pilot to make a 60 degree turn to avoid a collision. According to aviation experts, it was the sharpest possible move the pilot could have made under the circumstances.

    At the time of the incident, the FAA said the helicopter was flying at 1,400 ft., which means the drone was well above the required 400 ft. height restrictions for unmanned aircraft.

    No one was injured and the helicopter was not damaged.

    The FAA was able to get a good description of the drone, but it’s unclear if the operator was ever located.

    Source: http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/drone-nearly-hits-medical-helicopter/102855538
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    Re: Drone nearly hits medical helicopter

    Message  GDN21 le Dim 27 Mar 2016 - 12:52

    Il faut ouvrir une MASA anti drones Laughing
    N'empêche que j'espère que les pousses et le scope était bien accroché parce les 60° d'évitement...

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