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FAA to investigate drone sighting near JFK airport

It appears a drone was responsible for a close call for passengers and crew on a Delta Airlines jet landing at Kennedy Airport in New York
It appears a drone was responsible for a clos... 01:29

NEW YORK -- Delta flight 407 flying from Orlando to New York's JFK International Airport landed without incident on Friday after the crew reported an airborne object near the approach path to the runway.

The pilot reported having a close call with a drone. Talking with Air Traffic Control, the pilot reports seeing a drone on the southwest side of the plane about 100 feet below.

ATC warns two other planes of the drone sighting, but no other pilots reports seeing it. The incident took place at about 5 p.m.

The crew did not take evasive action and the flight landed safely.

Federal Aviation Administration says it is investigating the incident.

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