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Helicopter crashes after manoeuvres to 'avoid... DJI Phantom drone'

werdsmith Silver badge

Re: It's time...

"it would have been pinged off and destroyed, and the heli would have continued as if nothing had happened."

A chunk knocked off of one of the rotors would have unbalanced them and set off a very uncomfortable vibration which might cause further damage. The cost of replacing and balancing a main rotor is many thousands.

A drone would have to come to contact with the rotor from above though, as it wouldn't get past the downwash any other way.

Most drone / aircraft encounter stories do seem a bit fanciful though.

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