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  • 737 in Near-Miss with Radio Control Model?
    Posted by Graham Warwick 6:30 PM on Apr 22, 2009

    Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority, as well as local police, are investigating whether a camera-equipped radio-control model aeroplane was deliberately flown to within 100ft of a Pacific Blue 737 landing at Perth airport, after a video appeared on youtube. Check out this Sky News report on the alleged incident:

    Video: Sky News, via youtube

    Whether the video is a fake or a prank - the soundtrack from Top Gun seems suspiciously jokey - has not been established by CASA, although the news report says the Perth police have given investigators the names of two witnesses who saw someone flying an RC plane from a park under the Perth approach.

    Tags: tw99, Australia, airmiss, USAV

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