Elche Police have said that a drone has hit a commercial aircraft as it was coming in to land at Alicante-Elche airport.
According to the statement, the incident occurred last Sunday on the coastline close to the village of Arenales del Sol. Although the drone didn’t cause and damage, it did create a possible risk to the inbound aircraft, crew and passengers.
The police spokesman said that the airport has an extensive no-fly zone but drones are regularly seen flying in the vicinity. He added “I believe that this is the first time a drone has hit a commercial aircraft in Alicante, and I am extremely relieved that the aircraft didn’t sustain and damage and was able to land safely.”