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Commercial Jet Almost Taken Down by Drone in Florida
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Report: Commercial Jet Almost Taken Down by Drone in Florida
I HAVE A FEELING WE ARE GOING TO SEE A LOT MORE OF THESE INCIDENTS. WHO WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE WHEN SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS?
Friday, 09 May 2014 07:28 PM

By Cathy Burke

A U.S. Airways regional jet came dangerously close to a potentially "catastrophic" midair collision with a remote-controlled drone over the Florida Panhandle, news reports said Friday.

A pilot reported the March 22 incident to the Federal Aviation Administration, James Williams, chief of the agency’s unmanned aircraft office, said in a speech at the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition in San Francisco. The speech was posted to YouTube.com, and reported by The Wall Street Journal.

According to The Journal, U.S. Airways Flight 4650 from Charlotte, N.C., a 50-seat jet, was approaching the Tallahassee airport, flying at an altitude of 2,300 feet, when it passed a drone described by the pilot "as a camouflaged F-4 fixed-wing aircraft that was quite small."

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