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Reports of Drones Flying Near Airports Ground Flights Yet Again, This Time at Newark Liberty

A Delta Aircraft at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Photo: Julio Cortez (AP)

The Gatwick Airport is on its way to London. New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport landed on the airline in New York Times. , after which "The Federal Aviation Administration initially reported sightings of two separate drones, but later stated that they were taken in the air." [1

9659005] In CBS New York, there was something about it that came in "30 feet" of a flight:

"There's something flying here, we thou it might be a drone. There is definitely something there. "

" Yes sir, it definitely looks like a drone … We missed the drone about 30 feet away from the right wing. "

CBS New York added the sighting prompted a" police helicopter search . "

According to the Times, Landings Landscaped at Newark Liberty by 5:45 pm ET. However, other flights had to be cleared after 7:00 p.m. ET. The paper added that the matter is investigation:

[Port Authority officials] said they would work with the F.A.A.

Teterboro Airport is patrolled by the Port Authority's Police Department and, in the jurisdiction of the Moonachie Police Department.

CNN noted in a correction that the network had not "confirmed an actual sighting of a drone in the area." But if there Teterboro, 3.500 feet is quite high, to put it mildly. FAA guidelines should be at least 400 feet above the ground. As popular Mechanics noted in 2016, drone manufacturing giant DJI's firmware caps the company's quadcopters at 1,500 feet. Except for specific circumstances, flying near controlled airspace or major airports is also heavily restricted. "They should not be flying near the airport, period," passenger Thor Kongvold told CBS New York.

By Reuters, the U.S. Transportation Department this month has proposed new rules allowing flights to and from airports. Congress gave the departments of Justice and Homeland Security "new powers to disable or destroy threatening drones."

[New York Times/CNN]

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