Planes in near-misses with drones twice in three days
The incidents involving passenger flights and drones were reported near Edinburgh Airport.
Drones were flown close to planes near Edinburgh Airport twice in three days, it has emerged.
On July 30, the pilot of an Airbus A319 spotted a drone with two rotors as he flew in over Cramond, to the north west of the city, to land at the airport.
A report from the UK Airprox Board said the drone passed within 100 metres of the plane off its right hand side.
Three days earlier, on July 27, the first officer on board a Boeing 757 saw a drone to the left of his aircraft at a distance of around 500 metres.
The plane had been taking off at the time and had climbed to an altitude of 3500ft.
The Airprox Board said the drones were "endangering other aircraft" in both cases.
It said although "safety had been reduced, there had been no risk of collision".
Other near-misses at Edinburgh Airport involving drones have included one coming within 15ft of a passenger plane on May 19.
Pilots' union Balpa has said even low-speed collisions with drones could be "catastrophic" as the small devices are able to smash through windscreens.
A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: "People should be in no doubt of the seriousness of this issue.
"We would ask that all users understand the legislation and guidelines surrounding drone usage and behave responsibly."