A near collision between a drone and a Boeing 777 on March 25 has prompted Air New Zealand to call for stricter regulations for drone operators. The 777 was on descent into Auckland Airport when it passed within about 5 meters (16.4 ft.) of a drone. The pilots saw the drone “at a point in the descent where it was not possible to take evasive action,” said David Morgan, Air New Zealand’s chief operations and integrity standards officer. It was so close to the aircraft that ...

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