A Dash-8 chartered aircraft was preparing to land at Perth Airport when the crew spotted a bright strobe light in its path at about 3700ft. The pilot swerved and missed the object by about 20m (65 ft), the Australian Transport Safety Bureau says in a report.
Pictured above is a DHC-8 (Dash-8) turboprop airliner
The March 19 incident was followed by another three days later when a Westpac rescue chopper carrying five crew took off from Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital. A white light was spotted coming from a drone hovering 1000ft above Hunter stadium, where a football match was under way.
The unmanned craft began to move directly toward the helicopter, with the pilot forced to take evasive action.
Full report here.