Science & Technology

FBI Seeks Public's Help Investigating Drone Seen at Airport

Came within 200 feet of plane


The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday it is investigating an unidentified black drone an Alitalia pilot said he encountered while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The Flight #608 pilot said he saw the 3-foot-wide drone, with four propellers, at about 1,750 feet Monday, three miles before touching down.

Whether it was a hobbyist breaking the Federal Aviation Administration's 400-foot-altitude rule or a real spy vessel from the Evil Empire is unknown. Either way, there's a UFO out there and it came within 200 feet of the plane, the FBI said.