Aviation Experts Express Concern Over Drones Near Airports

Commercial airplanes are witnessing an increasing number of drones in vulnerable airspace, leading officials to warn that a collision is "inevitable."
3:00 | 08/02/15

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And now, to some frightening close calls in the air here in New York. Two different flights landing at JFK airport coming within mere feet of drones. Flying where they should not have been. Pilots seeing drones in the sky virtually every day. The risk of colliding with one of them growing, too. Here now, ABC's Marcy Gonzales. Reporter: Tonight, after two close-calls with drones in the most crowded airspace in the country, aviation experts sounding the alarm. Sooner or later, we're going to lose an airplane due to a collision. Reporter: Friday, a drone spotted just 100 feet below jetblue flight 1834 from port-au-prince, about to land at New York's JFK airport. It was a four-bladed drone, but color or direction, I'm not sure, ma'am. It just popped right underneath our nose. Reporter: Just more than two hours later, in the same area, again, a drone coming dangerously close. This time, to delta flight 407 from Orlando on its final approach. What altitude would you say that was? I would say probably about 100 feet below us, just off the right wing. Reporter: No one was hurt and investigators don't suspect foul play. But the serious concerns about drones, highlighted again Friday by the department of homeland security, telling law enforcement agencies, "We cannot rule out that edited a verve tears in the homeland would be able to use these to support illicit or Vient activities." Another potential being carefully watched tonight as the NYPD tries to track down whoever was behind the close calls here at JFK. Officials saying finding drone operators especially in a crowded city can be incredibly

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