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Police Probe After 'Drone' Hits Plane

April 18th, 2016

Episode 699 of 1091 episodes

There's concern over the dangers posed by drones after one hit a passenger plane. We assess the risks with Stephen Landells, flight safety specialist with the British Airline Pilots Association, and Keven Gambold, chief executive of the drone consultancy Unmanned Experts. Also in the programme, the UK finance minister George Osborne says there could be a $6,000 per family hit to economic activity in the event of Britain voting to leave the European Union. We hear from Mr Osborne, and get reaction from the eurosceptic economist Roger Bootle. Steel producing nations have been meeting in Brussels to try and persuade China to cut back on production. We find out more from Gareth Stace from EEF, the industry body representing the manufacturing and engineering sectors in the UK. And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times blames the advent of email for rampant passive-aggression in the office. (Picture: A British Airways Airbus A320. Picture credit: PA.)

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