Quantcast
  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 2 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

FAA investigating report of drone spotted near Kennedy Airport

By Associated Press

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 08:28 a.m. HST, Mar 05, 2013



NEW YORK » The FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration said today they are investigating a pilot's report that he spotted a small unmanned aircraft near Kennedy Airport.

The Alitalia pilot told controllers that he saw the aircraft as he approached the runway at Kennedy at about 1:15 p.m. Monday. The pilot said the aircraft was 4 to 5 miles southeast of the airport and was flying at an altitude of about 1,500 feet.

The pilot reported that the aircraft was about 3 feet long, an FBI spokesman said.

The pilot can be heard on radio calls captured by LiveATC.net, a website that posts air traffic communications, saying, "We saw a drone, a drone aircraft."

The FAA said the pilot did not take evasive action and the plane landed safely.

It's unclear what the small aircraft was. Some remote-controlled planes flown by hobbyists are longer than 1 meter. Under FAA rules, model planes are restricted to altitudes of 400 feet or less.







 Print   Email   Comment | View 2 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(2)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
serious wrote:
Golly, doesn't the FAA read the news--I just saw headlines about the White House droning the issues to the Senate.
on March 5,2013 | 11:38AM
loquaciousone wrote:
After further investigations the FAA determined that a six year old child was playing with new toy.
on March 5,2013 | 01:55PM
IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs
Political Radar
Reversal

Political Radar
Yield

Political Radar
`Plagued’

Political Radar
`Plagued’

Wassup Wit Dat!
Da Chicken Or Da Egg?

Warrior Beat
Depth perception

Political Radar
HB 1700 — Day 3