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Civilian drones threaten safety of commercial aviation: IATA

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The International Air Transport Association has warned that civilian drones are becoming a "real and growing threat" to the safety of commercial aviation, reported Manila Bulletin citing Agence France-Presse.

IATA has called for implementation of regulations before any serious accidents occur. "We have plenty of pilot reports of drones where they were not expected, particularly at low altitudes around airport," said Tony Tyler, director-general of IATA.

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