Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mystery Drone Buzzes Commercial Airliner

CNN reported that an unmanned drone flew within 200 feet of a commercial airliner Monday. The Alitalia aircraft was flying over New York at 1750 feet and approaching JFK International Airport when the incident occurred.

The FAA and FBI are investigating, as the operator of the drone is unknown. The FBI released a statement saying the unmanned aircraft was black, no more than three feet wide and had four propellers.

CNN stated that Special Agent in Charge John Giacalone requested help from the public, saying, “The FBI is asking anyone with information about the unmanned aircraft or the operator to contact us. Our paramount concern is the safety of aircraft passengers and crew.”

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