An Aero Vip plane had to perform a manoeuvre on 16th June to avoid a collision with a drone at 300 meters altitude, when it was approaching to land at Cascais Aerodrome.
The pilot stated “On approaching runway 35 in Cascais I glimpsed an object that I thought was a bird. As I approached, I realized that it was a large drone of four rotors. I descended to avoid collision with the ‘drone’, which passed about five meters above the left wing, “Jorge Cernadas told Lusa.
The commander added that the incident occurred at 6:00 p.m., at a time when the drone was about 300 meters above sea level on the line of flight that followed the plane of the village of Tires in the district of Lisbon, within “two or three minutes of landing”.
The Dornier 228, with 14 people on board, was then already in the landing configuration and with the undercarriage down.
The pilot classifies the incident, something that had never happened to him before, as “very serious.”