Lufthansa plane in near miss with drone on Warsaw approach

File picture of Embraer 195 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A plane similar to this one was involved in the near collision with the drone on Monday

A Lufthansa plane nearly collided with a drone as it was approaching Warsaw's international airport in Poland, officials say.

The incident happened on Monday afternoon with the drone coming within 300ft (100m) of the plane from Munich, Germany, an airport spokesman said.

The crew of the Lufthansa Embraer ERJ-195 reported the near collision with the drone at 2,500ft (760m).

Police are investigating the incident, the spokesman said.

Mikolaj Karpinski, of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, told Polish television that the pilots immediately reported the drone to air traffic controllers, who redirected the plane's path.

According to the Aviation Herald website, the crew told Warsaw air traffic control that they "should take care of your airspace". They also said "it is really dangerous", with the tower responding apologetically.

The Embraer went on to make a safe landing about three minutes later.

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