Not quite a drone. (Flickr/Regan Walsh/CC BY-SA 2.0)
On Sunday, April 17, it was reported that a British Airways flight arriving from Geneva collided with a small consumer drone at London’s Heathrow Airport. The plane suffered no damage, according to the BBC—and that may well have been the case because the so-called drone was possibly, in fact, a plastic bag.
A new report from The Telegraph today (April 21) suggests that the item the plane collided with could have been a shopping bag, according to the UK transport minister Robert Goodwill. (Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world.)