NEW YROK (CBSNewYork) — A pilot reported a drone sighting near John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday night, making it the third incident in the past three days.
It’s a trend that has both pilots and passengers on high alert.
The pilot of a Shuttle America flight from Richmond, Virginia spotted the drone on the left side of his plane as it approached the runway around 6 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
On Friday afternoon, the FAA said Delta and JetBlue pilots each reported sighting a drone.
The FAA said the first incident happened just before 2:30 p.m. when Jet Blue Flight 18234, inbound from Haiti, reported seeing the drone.
Then, just before 5 p.m., Delta Flight 407 from Orlando had a close encounter as heard in a live ATC.net recording: “Yeah, about a mile back there was a drone flying just under the southwest side of the airport here. It’s about a hundred feet below us.”
The pilots in both incidents did not take any evasive actions and both planes landed safely.