L2019-03 Collision hazard of an aeroplane and a drone in Valkeakoski on 6 February 2019

The Safety Investigation Authority of Finland has decided to initiate an investigation under Section 2 of the Safety Investigation Act (525/2011) into a serious incident that occurred on 6 February 2019. The collision hazard between a Finnish Air Force Learjet and a drone of the Pirkanmaa Rescue Department occurred in Valkeakoski.

Doctor of Psychology Mika Hatakka has been appointed as the Head of the Investigation Team, the other members being commercial pilot Mika Kosonen and Captain (ret.) Raine Lehtonen. Chief Safety Investigator of aviation accidents Kalle Brusi will serve as the Investigator-in-Charge.

Published 22.2.2019