Drone nearly hits Aer Lingus aircraft at Charles de Gaulle in Paris

Incident follows BA drone strike in Heathrow

Aer Lingus has confirmed that a drone came close to one of its planes as it approached Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport yesterday.

The cockpit crew sighted the drone near the right wing of the Airbus A320 plane while they were flying at an altitude of over 2,000 metres.

The incident comes after a British Airways plane nearing London's Heathrow Airport on Sunday is believed to have hit a drone before it landed safely.

Yesterday's incident has been reported to the relevant authorities.