The United States isn’t the only country that deals with its share of drone-related controversy. Classified footage from a German drone plane shows the unmanned device just barely missing an Afghan passenger plane reportedly carrying 100 people.
Despite being strictly classified, footage of the “Luna” drone narrow made its way to YouTube and has stirred an uproar within Germany over the country’s use of drones and its Defense Minister’s reluctance to build the Luna’s successor with anti-collision technology.
The video was apparently recorded nine years ago and never saw the light of day until recently, when critics of the current drone program pointed to the frightening footage as proof that the unmanned aircraft are dangerous on many levels.
As you can see in the video, the Luna flies directly under the left wing of the passenger plane. Based on the footage, German magazine Der Spiegel posits that the drone flew less than two meters away from the incoming Airbus A300 that had at least 100 lives on-board.
[h/t Daily Mail]
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