Drone flew 30 metres from airliner at Manchester airport

Near-miss report says drone flew ‘extremely close’ to Boeing 757 and experts say there was a definite risk of collision

A drone was flown just 30 metres from a Boeing 757 jet near Manchester airport, according to an official near-miss report.

The pilot of the airliner “expressed his surprise” after spotting the object shortly after take-off, the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) said.

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