28 Mar 2018

Drone rules urged after close call at Auckland Airport

From Morning Report, 6:42 am on 28 March 2018

In a close call - one the pilots' association says could have been catastrophic - a drone was flown within 5-metres of an Air New Zealand international flight coming in to land at Auckland airport. Air New Zealand says the pilots of the flight from Tokyo spotted the drone during their descent on Sunday afternoon. At the Skybus terminal in central Auckland on Tuesday, people heading to the airport were calling for more regulations on drone use. Sophia Duckor-Jones spoke to some of those waiting to get the bus.