Drone Narrowly Misses Paris-Bound Passenger Plane

Investigators say the drone came within about 16 feet of the plane's wing during its approach to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.
1:15 | 03/04/16

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Now to the scare in the air. Investigators are looking into a report that a drone narrowly missed a passenger plane in Paris coming within about 15 feet of the aircraft's wing. ABC's David Kerley has the latest. This is quite disturbing, David, good morning. Reporter: It is, good morning, robin. They are calling it the authorities, a grave incident. This was an airbus a320 and can carry 150 people on final approach to Charles de gaulle airport when the co-pilot sees at 5,000 feet 15 feet below his wing and takes evasive action. Once they get clear of the drone they put the autopilot back on and landed safely. This report just out from French authorities from this incident a month ago, very concerning, robin and David, for these kind of drones to get so close to aircraft. What about back in the U.S.? What is the danger of the drones with the U.S. Planes? Reporter: Well, these kind of reports are alarming for U.S. Officials. Every week there are about a dozen sightings by pilots of drones in their airspace and the worry is what happens the day one of these drones hits an aircraft, hits the engine, what happens to that aircraft and everybody on board, robin. We don't want to find that out. David, thank you. Coming up U.S. Soccer legend

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