Transcript for Pilot Has Close Call With a Drone Amid New Terror Warning
that. Now to another close encounter at the airport involving a drone. A pilot reporting one within about 100 feet as it landed at JFK in New York last night. This comes on the heels of a new report warning about drones being used in terror attacks on U.S. Soil. ABC's Jim Avila has the story. Say again. That drone was on the edge of the runway. Reporter: Another drone close call overnight. A shuttle America flight from Richmond, Virginia, landing at New York's JFK comes close enough to alarm the pilot. Altitude? 30 feet. Reporter: It's against the law to fly a drone over an airport yet it happened twice on Friday. First a jetblue flight from Haiti, the pilot says it was within 100 feet of the cockpit. It just popped underneath our nose. Reporter: Same day a delta pilot startled by what he saw. What altitude would you say that was? I would say probably about a hundred feet below us. Reporter: Now the department of homeland security alerting law enforcement that there have been 500 drone incidents since 2012 and in an intelligence assessment saying drones can become a terrorist weapon. Quote, while many of these encounters are not malicious in nature, they underscore potential security vulnerabilities that could be used by adversaries to leverage drones as part of an attack. Already here at home a Connecticut college student and his dad rigged a drone with a handgun calling it the flying gun. For "Good morning America," Jim Avila, ABC news, Washington.
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