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Homemade Rocket Near-Collision

Back in August 2015, a homemade rocket made from fizzy drinks bottles nearly collided with an airplane carrying 200 passengers in Birmingham, England. Although the incident occurred months ago, the details have recently been released following an investigation by the UK Airprox Board (UKAB). The report estimates that the object was “100ft vertically and 200m horizontally” from the aircraft immediately after it took off from Birmingham Airport (BHX) in England, and was described as being “rocket shaped and the size of two, two litre fizzy drink bottles.”

This incident comes on the heels of three “near-misses” between airplanes and unmanned drones in Manchester last year, as well as 20 reported cases of near-misses with unmanned drones nationwide in England in 2015.

To read more on this story, go to Daily Mail.

[Photo: Michael Richard Trowbridge]

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thesaints February 3, 2016

Unless a passenger tried to drink the propellent, what risk did it exactly pose ?