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Dumb and Dumber: A Drone Flies Dangerously Close to an A380 During Take Off

  • Jul 23, 2018
  • Categories: Counter Drone News

Albert Einstein used to say that “only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” This video showing the largest commercial airliner flying feet away from a drone confirms the endless idiocy of some people.

The video, embedded below, shows an Airbus A380 taking off from the Plaine Magnien Airport located on the Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean. The A380 is the largest commercial airliner in the world and can carry more than 500 passengers in a typical three class seat configuration and up to 850 passengers in a densified all-economy cabin version. As the jumbo jet takes off from the runway 14, the prepositioned drone films the plane passing dangerously close at about 300 feet from the tip of the left wing. The airliner belongs to the Dubai-based company Emirates. It seems to be the 4:35 p.m. flight EK702 on regular schedule to Dubai airport.

Watch the video @ read the article here: https://fstoppers.com/aerial/dumb-and-dumber-drone-flies-dangerously-close-a380-during-take-269289

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