The pilot of an Alitalia passenger plane was preparing to land at JFK airport yesterday when he reported seeing an unmanned aerial vehicle flying several miles away. “We saw a drone, a drone aircraft,” he said over the radio.
The FAA and FBI are investigating. “He saw a small, unmanned or remote-controlled aircraft while on final approach to Runway 31 Right,” FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown told CNN. “The sighting was approximately four to five miles west of the airport at an altitude of approximately 1,500 feet,” or somewhere over Brooklyn.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said in January that the department is “looking into” the use of unmanned vehicles, which are currently illegal for most commercial uses.
All I can think about is this song: