Drone nearly collides with Air Force One while Trump is on board

Aug 19, 2020

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Aug 19, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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We’ve reported about crashes and near-crashes of drones and airplanes quite a few times. It has happened with both passenger planes and military jets, and it has now reportedly happened with Air Force One while Donald Trump and his family were on board. Reports from eyewitnesses note that they spotted a small object resembling a drone while the aircraft was making its final descent.

The incident happened on Sunday night. According to eyewitnesses, they spotted what could be a drone flying in very close to the right of the plane. They described it as a cross-shaped, yellow and black object, according to Bloomberg.

“Most civilian drones weigh only a few pounds and probably couldn’t take down a jetliner,” Bloomberg notes. “But government research suggests the damage could be greater than that from a similar-sized bird, which could shatter a cockpit windshield or damage an engine.” Also, in some specific cases, a drone could even reportedly damage an airplane’s wing (although DJI would disagree with that).

The incident has caught a lot of attention because the U.S. President Donald Trump was on the plane, along with the First Lady Melania and their son. The modified Boeing 757 landed successfully at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, but White House military officials have still opened an investigation after the reported drone sighting.

But no matter who is on the plane, let me remind you that you’re not allowed to fly a drone higher than 400 feet (122 meters) above the ground in the U.S. You need special waivers if you want to fly higher than that. You’re also forbidden to fly near airplanes, and the drone always has to be within your sight.

When drone pilots break these rules, there can be a lot of fuss. Remember that major airports like Heathrow and Gatwick were shut down due to drone sightings? The fines are also very high if you get caught, and you can even

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21 responses to “Drone nearly collides with Air Force One while Trump is on board”

  1. Millard Trammell Avatar
    Millard Trammell

    Damn it…

  2. Justin Barr Avatar
    Justin Barr

    Better luck next time

  3. Kryn Sporry Avatar
    Kryn Sporry

    Drone pilot should have aimed better!

    1. Franco Kailsan Avatar
      Franco Kailsan

      Kryn Sporry Such a rude comment… i love it!

  4. Don Smith Avatar
    Don Smith

    There is always next time.

    1. Tj Ó Seamállaigh Avatar
      Tj Ó Seamállaigh

      Amen

  5. Paul Landry Avatar
    Paul Landry

    so close

  6. Claire Fox Schreuder Avatar
    Claire Fox Schreuder

    What a shame ?

  7. Nick Avatar
    Nick

    “The incident has caught a lot of attention because the U.S. President Donald Trump was on the plane, along with the First Lady Melania and their son.”

    Everyone relax, it’s just the photographer Trump hired to get a photo of him and Melania holding hands.

    1. Richard Jackson Avatar
      Richard Jackson

      Well at least a few base shots to merge later.

  8. Jacob A. Allen Avatar
    Jacob A. Allen

    To bad it missed.

  9. Megami Zbylut Avatar
    Megami Zbylut

    Was it Hillary?

    1. Blues Dude Avatar
      Blues Dude

      Of course it was Hillary. She’s also planning drone attacks on Biden as part of her plot to steal the election from Trump and Biden!

  10. Gordon Ermisch Avatar
    Gordon Ermisch

    We are getting closer

  11. Grant Nelson Avatar
    Grant Nelson

    This just in: Drone operator hired by Biden campaign…

  12. John G Schickler Avatar
    John G Schickler

    It was Melania.

  13. Alexander DiMauro Avatar
    Alexander DiMauro

    I’m sure the stupid idiot coward will find some way to blame it on Obama.

  14. William James Avatar
    William James

    Wait until the QAnon wackos get on this.

  15. Michael Massey Avatar
    Michael Massey

    Sad for all of you wishing it would have hit the plane. That was probably the Dems best shot at the Whitehouse

  16. Robert Teed Avatar
    Robert Teed

    So many LOSERs posting harm toward OUR PRESIDENT! No wonder the Left is crashing!