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UK pilots warn of disaster, seek tougher rules for drones

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LONDON (AP) -- The British Airline Pilots Association is warning of a looming catastrophe unless drones are subject to tougher regulations. One British Airways flight was sent to Bournemouth Airport. The union's flight safety specialist, Steve Landells, says the incident shows "the threat of drones being flown near manned aircraft must be addressed before we see a disaster." There have been several near-misses between drones and aircraft in Britain, with sheer chance averting collision in some cases.