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Helicopters Are at Highest Risk From Drones, U.K. Report Says

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Helicopters are at far greater risk of destruction in a collision with a drone than are conventional aircraft, according to evidence presented in a study by U.K. lawmakers.

The craft are rendered vulnerable by their thinner windscreens, low operating altitudes and comparatively fragile rotor blades, the report published Friday by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee says.