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Newark Pilot Says Drone ‘Probably 20 Feet, 30 Feet’ From Wing

  • Reports from two pilots prompted temporary halt to landings
  • Recordings of transmissions to air traffic control released
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Drone Causes Ground Stop At Newark Airport
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The pilot on the United Airlines flight nearing Newark Liberty International Airport was given plenty of warning by air-traffic control that a drone was in his vicinity. Still, he sounded stunned at what he saw.

“We missed the drone by about 30 feet off our right wing,” the pilot radioed, stifling an incredulous chortle.