Dangerous drones could be shot down under new law

A proposed law change would make it legal to shoot down drones in special circumstances.

The Government is currently consulting on changes to the Civil Aviation Act. One proposal is to allow drones to be detained, seized and destroyed in extreme situations. 

Pilots and airports complain that current rules are lax as they treat drones equally to planes carrying people, making them almost impossible to bring down even when they pose a safety risk. 

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