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Drone Spotted In Path Of Planes At Newark Liberty International Airport


August 9, 2015 11:12 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Another drone was reported Sunday in the path of several flights at a Tri-State Area airport.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said a drone was found on the final approach path to Runway 4 Right at Newark Liberty International Airport between noon and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, air traffic control tower audio captured the disturbing incident.

“Attention all aircraft use caution,” an air traffic controller warns. “Drone activity reported left side.”

The drone was spotted by the pilots of four commercial flights, which were between 2,000 and 3,000 feet in the air and between eight and 13 miles from the airport at the time, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The flights were ExpressJet 3267, an Embraer E145; Northwest Airlink 5837, an Embraer E170; United Airlines 107, a Boeing 767; and United Airlines 1210, a Boeing 737, the FAA said.