Aircraft carrier in drone drama

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

Politicians in Scotland have expressed concern after a drone flown by an amateur photographer landed on Britain's largest warship. "I received a high wind warning as I was videoing up and down the flight deck and my control system advised me to land".

The man, who asked not to be named, told BBC Scotland he was surprised to have been unchallenged, even when he reported himself to armed guards at the dock.

"I was amazed that I was able to land on the aircraft carrier for two reasons; the first being that there was no one about to prevent it from landing although were security police around in small boats".

"I could have been anybody".

The non-slip coating of the carrier's deck allowed the drone - which usually avoids steel structures - to touch down.

He said he took a photograph on the deck and then took off again.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: 'We take the security of HMS Queen Elizabeth very seriously.

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