A mystery object, thought to be a military or law enforcement drone, flying in controlled airspace over Denver almost caused a catastrophic mid air crash with a commercial jet Monday.
The pilot of the Cessna jet radioed air traffic controllers to warn them that “A remote controlled aircraft” had flown past his plane far too close for comfort.
“Something just went by the other way … About 20 to 30 seconds ago. It was like a large remote-controlled aircraft.”
Flying at 2,800 feet, the drone is clearly sophisticated enough for long range operations, which puts it squarely in the purview of professional use. No agency or person has yet to step forward and claim ownership of the errant flying bot.
My theory is that this is step one of SKYNET — which is to give free toys to all the police agencies that is way above their technical understanding. Eventually the bots will own the skies and we all know how it’s downhill from there.