Alitalia pilot reports drone sighting near JFK International Airport

The pilot of Alitalia Flight 608 says he spotted an unmanned or remote-controlled aircraft hovering at an altitude of about 1,750 feet. The flight was

The pilot of Alitalia Flight 608 says he

The pilot of Alitalia Flight 608 says he spotted an unmanned or remote-controlled aircraft hovering at an altitude of about 1,750 feet.

ATLANTIC BEACH - The FBI has launched an investigation after a pilot reported seeing a small drone aircraft while making a final approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The pilot of Alitalia Flight 608 says he spotted an unmanned or remote-controlled aircraft hovering at an altitude of about 1,500 feet. The flight was roughly 3 miles away from runway 31R at the time of the sighting. The unmanned aircraft came within 200 feet of the plane.

No other pilots have reported seeing a drone.

The FBI is asking anyone with information to call them at 212-384-1000. Those who call can remain anonymous.

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