NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Pilots have spotted drones multiple times near airports and bridges over the past week, and the sightings have raised concern over potential danger.
As CBS2’s Weijia Jiang reported, the FBI and Federal Aviation Administration were investigating, after three pilots reported spotting drones flying near commercial aircraft on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport this week.
In addition to the drones reported near JFK, the FAA says two more drones were spotted by a helicopter pilot near the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge Thursday afternoon at around 3 p.m. The drone was seem somewhere west of LaGuardia Airport.
In the most recent incident near JFK, the pilot of a JetBlue flight from Savannah, Georgia, reported seeing a drone about two miles from the runway around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, the FAA said.