子供の誕生日用気球が飛行機のエンジンから数インチ以内に入った後、パニックが発生しました

A CHILD’s birthday balloon sparked panic when it came within inches of a plane’s jet engine.

The silver inflatable floated perilously close to the aircraft’s wing just after take-off.

Beriev Be-200 rescue and firefighter sea plane taxiing out of the water

Beriev Be-200 rescue and firefighter sea plane taxiing out of the waterクレジット: アラミー

The air scare was rated a Category A event by the UK Airprox Board — which monitors and probes near-miss events.

Its report said: “With no time to react, the balloon just missed the port wing, passing underneath.”

After the Beriev Be-200 landed at Stansted, エセックス, the pilot was told by air traffic control: “Just to let you know the party balloon turned out to be a number seven.”

Near-misses involving balloons and drones are on the rise, 以上で 400 such incidents in the past five years.

Four people are killed when private jet crashes and EXPLODES into a fireball near Lake Tahoe golf course