Federal officials are investigating a pilot’s report that he saw a small, unmanned drone flying near New York City’s John F Kennedy International Airport.
The FBI and the US Federal Aviation Administration are both looking into Monday’s report by an Alitalia pilot who said he saw the craft as he approached a JFK runway.
The pilot described to air traffic controllers a drone that he said was about 3ft (1 metre) wide and flying about five miles (8km) east of the busy air hub at an altitude of about 1,500ft (457 metres).
A web site that catalogues air traffic radio communications, LiveATC.net, posted audio of the pilot saying, “We saw a drone, a drone aircraft.”
The craft reportedly came within 200ft (61 metres) of the Alitalia jet.
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