Portugal’s drone dangers prompt study

Following a number of close calls involving drones and planes in Portugal, a new study is being carried out to establish what can be done to reduce the risk of air disasters.

Led by the national board for prevention of aeroplane and train accidents (GPIAAF), the study will look at the history of these occurrences in the country, analyse the efficiency of national regulations and compare them to what other countries are doing to prevent these incidents.

As readers may recall, a Portimão-Cascais AeroVip shuttle narrowly dodged a mid-air collision with a drone on Friday, June 16 (click here) in what was just the most recent of several near-accidents involving drones and planes.

According to Lusa, there have been eight close calls just this year.

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