FAA: drones flew near four planes in three days

August 6, 2015

DroneCrew members on three commercial flights arriving in New York over the weekend spotted drones near their planes while approaching the airport.

A small plane was also forced to change direction to avoid a drone in southern New Jersey on Sunday.

Aviation experts said such incidents present a clear safety concern that warrants more attention amid growing interest in unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. The Consumer Electronics Association, a technology trade group, expect unit sales of drones to approach 700,000 in 2015, a 63 percent increase over last year.

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