Drones can weigh 3 to 55 pounds.
Imagine a drone going into a jet intake with it motor and metal.
Birds can take a plane down like the Miracle on the Hudson.
Bird strikes happen most often during takeoff or landing, or during low altitude flight
In 1995, a Dassault Falcon 20 crashed at a Paris airport during an emergency landing attempt after sucking lapwings into an engine, which caused an engine failure and a fire in the airplane’s fuselage; all 10 people on board were killed.
On September 22, 1995, a U.S. Air Force Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft (Callsign Yukla 27, serial number 77-0354), crashed shortly after takeoff from Elmendorf AFB. The aircraft lost power in both port side engines after these engines ingested several Canada geese during takeoff. It crashed about two miles (3 km) from the runway, killing all 24 crew members on board
On January 4, 2009, a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter hit a red-tailed hawk in Louisiana. The hawk hit the helicopter just above the windscreen. The impact forced the activation of the engine fire suppression control handles, retarding the throttles and causing the engines to lose power. Eight of the nine persons on board died in the subsequent crash; the survivor, a passenger, was seriously injured.
On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport ditched into the Hudson River after experiencing a loss of both turbines. It is suspected that the engine failure was caused by running into a flock of geese at an altitude of about 975 m (3,200 feet), shortly after takeoff. All 150 passengers and 5 crew members were safely evacuated after a successful water landing.
In December 2014, a passenger jet landing at London’s Heathrow airport had an extremely dangerous near-miss with a drone, investigators say. According to a new report out this week, a 180-passenger Airbus A320 was beginning its descent toward a Heathrow runway this summer when a pilot noticed a “helicopter-style” drone flying nearby. The drone was not visible on air-traffic controller screens and police were unable to determine who was flying it.its final report into the accident.