A large British airport was closed for more than 24 hours due to unmanned aerial vehicles on the runway.
This video helps an unmanned aircraft crash into the wing of the plane to explain why it has decided to destroy all aircraft despite the great turmoil caused by precautions:
Researchers at the University of Dayton launched a 2.1-pound DJI Phantom 2 helicopter in the light-weight Money M20 wing.
Fired the unmanned aerial vehicle at 238 miles an hour to see what happens when an unmanned drones collide with the wing of the aircraft in the type of speed that the aircraft can fly. They said that the physics of these types of impact is poorly understood by the aviation industry and drones.
His action did not crash. Instead, he blasted a large hole in the wing plane, which the researchers described as "significant damage."
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The plane is smaller than a typical passenger plane, which is likely to take less damage because it is much larger.
The level of damage resulting from the collision depends on the weight of the unmanned aircraft and the speed of the aircraft.
Airline commercial pilot Patrick Smith wrote in an article on a blog that a regular drone collision, like a plane in a video, probably would not crash a passenger plane.
But could cause millions of dollars in losses by destroying an engine or damaging other surfaces on board.
Larger drones, which can be used for commercial purposes, can be more dangerous.
"It's just a matter of time" before a major drones crash in real life, said Kevin Bormon, lead author of the Physics of Influence Group at the University of Dayton Research Institute.
"We wanted to help the aviation community and the UAV industry understand the dangers that unmanned aircraft could pose to manned aircraft before an important event occurred," Burmon said.
London's Gatwick Airport has closed its runway at 9 pm. On Wednesday after monitoring unmanned drones over the runway, and will remain closed until 4 pm at least. Thursday – meaning that it will be closed for at least 19 hours.
The unrest in the UK's second largest airport has affected more than 65,000 people through delays, flight cancellations, flight rerouting, leaving people sleeping on ground planes and on airport grounds.
Gatwick Airport said it had closed its passenger safety corridor. "We apologize to all affected, but the safety of all passengers and our staff is our No. 1 priority" The airport said.
Find out how a drone can harm a limited aircraft.
Studies from the Alliance for the Safety of the Unmanned Aeronautics System (UAV) system have found, through research excellence, that an unmanned aerial vehicle can break the windshield of the cockpit and that unmanned aerial batteries can settle in the aircraft and cause a fire.
"The threat of a large UAV is small but not negligible," said Ravi Vidianathan, a robotics lecturer at Imperial College in London, to the BBC.
The researchers said at the University of Dayton that aircraft similar in weight to birds, which could harm the aircraft, and lead to the cancellation of flights and delay by aircraft collision, estimated to cost US airlines $ 1.2 billion per year.
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The aircraft were still landing after being hit by a drone. An unmanned plane crashed into a commercial plane wing in Canada in 2017, but the plane was only slightly damaged and landed safely.
However, the authorities do not want to risk. The disruption of the airport with an unmanned aircraft is a crime in many places, including in the UK, where such a crash in Gatwick can be punished with five years' imprisonment.