The UK Airprox Board, sponsored jointly, and funded equally, by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA)., issues monthly statistics of near misses (Airprox) incidents in the UK.  The latest figures published for 2018 show a continued rise of incidents involving drones and civil aircraft.

There were 120 near misses between drones and aircraft reported in the year to December 4 2018, up 29% on the total of 93 in the whole of 2017.

Details of 19 near misses between aircraft and drones during the period August – October 2018 are available here.

Several of the incidents investigated by the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) involved airliners which were approaching Heathrow.

Source: UK Airprox Board

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