On Sunday, Schumer said there were three near-misses reported at JFK between drones and aircraft just last week.
The 28-year-old photographer last saw the remote-controlled quad-copter on Sunday afternoon near downtown White Plains when it simply flew away.
The chopper was helping to search for a missing person when police said the drone came within 50 feet of the aircraft.
The FAA has been sending letters to commercial drone operators across the country — including other videographers and companies that hire videographers — to cease their flights or face fines.
A Westbrook woman faces assault charges after confronting a teenager who was using a drone to film above Hammonasset Beach.
The pilot of an Alitalia flight said he saw something that he described as “a drone” about four to five miles southeast of the airport Monday afternoon.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a report from the pilot, who claims he saw an unmanned or remote-controlled aircraft while on his final approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport.