News Exercise #128


1. What was the drone’s position in relation to the airplane?
2. How did the pilot react?
3. How often does something like this happen in the US?
4. What is the unanswered question?

Answers:
1. What was the drone’s position in relation to the airplane?
It was seen about 15 feet (4.5m) from the wing.
2. How did the pilot react?
He switched off the autopilot and took evasive action.
3. How often does something like this happen in the US?
A drone is spotted by pilots about a dozen (12) times per week in the US.
4. What is the unanswered question?
“What happens the day that one of these drones hits an aircraft, hits the engine; what happens to that aircraft and everybody on board.” (At the end of that sentence, he said “Robin” which is the name of the studio presenter.

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