From Pine View Farm

Droning On 4

It is just a matter of time till some overgrown adolescent yahoo downs an airliner.

A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday — the latest run-in between aircraft and the increasingly popular unmanned flyers.

The pilot of a Lufthansa A380 approaching the airport on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany, reported that a drone passed about overhead around 1:30 p.m., said Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.



  1. Brother Bill

    March 19, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I’m waiting for that to happen. Last year, the US Forest Service stopped air drops of fire retardant chemicals on some forest fires in California because some idiot flew a drone too close to one of their planes. It’s only a matter of time.

  2. Frank

    March 19, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I remember the forest fire story.


  3. George Smith

    March 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Our privileged tech bro nuisances. A few of them will need their lives sequestertested to get the rest into line.

  4. Frank

    March 19, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    The marvel of tech, extending the reach of stupid beyond your wildest imagination!