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FBI Investigates Unmanned Aircraft Flying Over NYC

By | March 6, 2013

The FBI is investigating an unmanned aircraft sighting, reported by a pilot for Italian carrier Alitalia on Monday while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

According to a statement from the FBI, the unmanned aircraft was described as black with four propellers and came within about 200 feet of the plane. At the time of the sighting, the Alitalia plane was at an altitude of approximately 1,750 feet.

“The FBI is asking anyone with information about the unmanned aircraft or the operator to contact us,” said Special Agent in Charge John Giacalone. 

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