Man questioned, drone confiscated after Lufthansa plane nearly collides with drone in Warsaw

Associated Press

A Polish police spokesman says a man has been questioned and released and his drone held for examination after a Lufthansa plane nearly collided with a drone while approaching the Warsaw airport.

Maciej Blachlinski said Wednesday that the 39-year-old drone owner was questioned on Tuesday as a witness and has not faced any charges. Experts are going to examine his drone to check whether it was involved in Monday's near-collision. He said it was not clear when those tests would be performed.

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Interfering with air traffic carries a prison term of up to five years.

The near-collision occurred Monday afternoon when an object believed to be a done passed within 100 meters (300 feet) of the plane arriving from Munich.