Recent close calls between airplanes and drones near a New York City airport are raising concerns about passenger safety.
On Sunday night, a Delta Airlines pilot and a Virgin Atlantic pilot both spotted an unmanned aircraft on their final approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport. It was flying at altitudes between 3,000 and 2,000 feet. On Wednesday, a Jet Blue pilot saw one about 2 miles away from the runway.
"We just had something fly over us. I don't know if it was a drone or a balloon, it just came real quick," the Delta pilot said.
"This presents a real danger. It could be a lot worse than a bird strike," said Kenn Honig, president of Critical Incident and Management Training and a former executive with Port Authority, which oversees the area's airports.