Drone Crosses Path of Passenger Jet Over New York City

FAA investigates what a drone was doing so close to the LaGuardia Airport-bound flight.
2:22 | 05/30/15

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Now to major air scare in the skies. A passenger plane was preparing to land at one of the country's busiest airports. A drone came frighteningly close to the plane. The FAA sin vest gating. Linzie Janis is at Laguardia with the latest. Reporter: Good morning, Paula. Luckily, the pilot of the delta shuttle coming in to land here at la gar aguardia saw the drone and was able to avert disaster. The chances of a drone colliding with a passenger jet is not mea matter of if but when. Just as flight 2708 was coming in to land Friday morning, officials say the crew spotted a drone in its path. The pilot pulling the plane up 200 feet the avoid hitting it. According to the FAA, the remote controlled aircraft was soaring at an altitude of nearly 3,000 feet in the area over a Brooklyn park. The reason we don't want a drone close to commercial airliners is because of the possibility of one being ingested into an engine. Reporter: The fenear miss the third at Laguardia this month. On may 5th, a drone spotted outside a window. Ten minutes later, the pilot of a united airlines flight repo reported the same unmanned aircraft in restricted air space. In each case, the drone flying at roughly 1,000 feet. Government regulators are struggling to keep up with the pace of drone technology. The FAA currently working on new rules. For right now, it advises anyone operating a drone to a stay below 400 feet and five miles from any airport. A lot of what we have seen so far is just pure ignorance. People that don't realize they're getting into the possible flight path of an airplane. Reporter: The latest drone scare after another more potentially dangerous threat. Thursday night rkts five commercial airliners coming in to land at JFK reported coming under attack by lasers. They can blind pilots. This morning, authorities are searching for those responsible. Dan? Lasers an ongoing scourge. From the skies to the

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