British Airways passenger plane 6 kilometers above the sky hit a light hole, 30 meters short of the collision. (Tuyuan: Daily Mail)
Overseas Network, Dec. 19, for the vast majority of people, it is a happy thing to light a bright light to pray and watch it drift slowly into the sky. However, for a passenger plane flying at 400 miles per hour at an altitude of more than 6,000 meters, the oncoming Kongming lights will be astonishing.
Saab 2000, a British Airways turboprop plane carrying up to 50 passengers, nearly collided with a Kongming lamp flying high above the Isle of Man on its way to London City Airport, the Daily Mail of London reported Wednesday. The crew were shocked when they saw the Kongming lights less than 100 feet away.
Reported that when the crew found the Kongming light, the airliner was flying at 400 miles per hour, about 20,000 feet (about 6096 meters) from the ground, when the Kongming light was near the left wing of the aircraft, slightly higher than the fuselage. Seeing this situation, the pilot immediately warned the air dispatcher that due to the timely and proper handling, the aircraft successfully avoided the orifice lights, and all the crew on board were in a state of alarm.
The accident took place at 5:30 p.m. on July 30, but it was not until recently that the UK Airprox Board made it public.
Allegedly, the reason why the Kong Ming Lamp flew so high in the British Airlines incident was due to the airflow. At present, the report has listed the incident as the highest possible level of collision, with a serious risk of collision.
A spokesman for British Airways stressed, The safety of passengers and crew is always our top priority. We attach great importance to such incidents and encourage our pilots to report them in a timely manner so that relevant departments can identify the situation and take appropriate action. British officials warned that Kongming lights could pose a danger to airplanes and wildlife, and even cause fires when they fall to the ground.
Earlier, in June 2013, the British authorities blamed Kongming Lantern for the loss of 6 million (about 52 million) from a 100,000-tonne recycled plastic fire in West Midlands, England.
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Yang Yi_NBJ10647