FAA probes near miss between drone and jetliner at airport

In this photo taken June 19, 2015, the Transportation Department's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) building in Washington. The FAA proposed a record $1.9 million fine Tuesday against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 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 on Sunday when the crew of the Boeing 767 reported a near miss with the drone at 850 feet.

United told WNBC-TV in New York  that air traffic control had alerted the flight crew and the crew monitored the drone and safely landed the jetliner.

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