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Plane in near miss with drone close to Glasgow Airport

Airprox report image Image copyright UK Airprox Board

A plane on approach to Glasgow Airport two months ago almost collided with a drone, it has emerged.

The UK Airprox Board, which deals with near miss incidents, said the pilot of a Boeing 737 reported seeing a drone about 100ft below him.

The incident happened while the plane was flying at about 1,200ft, north of Clydebank, at 15:50 on Sunday 6 March.

A report said the pilot did not have time to take avoiding action and there was "a definite risk of collision".

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