Drone passed 'within one wingspan' of passenger plane on approach to Edinburgh Airport
The drone came between 50 metres and 100 metres of the aircraft.
A pilot said a drone passed within "one wingspan" of a commercial aircraft as he made his approach to Edinburgh Airport - 11 days after a similar close call.
A report to the UK Airprox Board said the black drone with four rotors came within a distance of between 50 metres and 100 metres of the Airbus A319 on August 23rd.
The report said the drone passed by "rapidly" and that "no action was possible," presenting a "very high risk" of collision.
At 5pm the pilot reported he had seen a drone on his right at 3,400ft - even though drones are not allowed to fly above 400ft (120 metres).
When the controller asked how close it was the pilot responded to say: "one wingspan."
No further details were passed and the drone was not seen by any other pilots.
The board considered that the pilot's overall account of the incident portrayed a situation where "providence had played a major part in the incident and/or a definite risk of collision had existed."
It comes after a previous report to the UK Airprox Board said a drone came within 100ft (30 metres) of an Airbus A320 plane which was flying at 7,000ft above the Scottish Borders on August 12th. In this incident the pilot reported seeing a black drone - possibly with blue markings - flying directly ahead and above the aircraft.