Wednesday 20 February 2019

Flights are halted after pilot reports near miss with drone

 

Two unmanned aircraft were seen at Teterboro Airport with one pilot telling air traffic controllers a drone passed within nine metres of his plane (stock photo)
Two unmanned aircraft were seen at Teterboro Airport with one pilot telling air traffic controllers a drone passed within nine metres of his plane (stock photo)

Adam Withnall

Flights were suspended at one of the US's busiest international airports after multiple sightings of drones at an adjacent airstrip.

Two unmanned aircraft were seen at Teterboro Airport, a private facility next to New Jersey's Newark International, with one pilot telling air traffic controllers a drone passed within nine metres of his plane.

Authorities suspended flights at both airports from about 5pm on Tuesday as a precaution. The airport, which serves New York City, said just after 7pm that it was operating normally again.

Irish Independent

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