This real-life test was commissioned by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) at the Xiangbei Experimental Base of Aviation Industry. During the experiment, a mockup airliner cockpit was launched at high speed towards a stationary DJI Phantom drone. The test was completed twice. The first time the drone hit the middle of the windshield. The second time the drone collided with the side of the windshield.
The test results showed that the drone shattered the layered safety glass but did not go entirely through the windshield or penetrate the cockpit as many aviation professionals had feared. Even the heavy and compact battery did not make it through the safety glass. It disintegrated upon impact.