‘Missed the drone by about 30 feet’: Ground stop ordered at Newark Airport due to drone activity, FAA says

Posted on: January 22nd, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

Tomsmith585/iStock(NEW YORK) — A ground stop has been ordered at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey due to drone activity, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Two drones were seen about 3,500 feet above Teterboro Airport in Bergen County, New Jersey, FAA spokesman Greg Martin told ABC News.

Pilots described seeing what “looks like a drone” within 30 feet of the plane on its final approach, Air Traffic Control audio obtained from LIVEATC.NET revealed.

“Missed the drone by about 30 feet off our right wing,” one pilot said.

Some flights are being held at their points of departure in order to slow the pace of incoming traffic, the source said.

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