United Airlines crew spots drone near Newark Airport

NEWARK, New Jersey (WPVI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a drone was spotted as a jetliner approached New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

United Airlines Flight 135 was arriving from Switzerland when the crew of the Boeing 767 reported a near miss with the drone at 850 feet on Sunday.

The plane's crew monitored the drone and was able to land the plane safely.


(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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