NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a commercial pilot's report that he spotted a small unmanned aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The Alitalia pilot told air traffic controllers that he saw the unmanned aircraft as he approached the runway at Kennedy at about 1:15 p.m. Monday. The pilot said the aircraft was about 4 to 5 miles southeast of the airport and was flying at an altitude of about 1,500 feet.
The pilot can be heard reporting the aircraft on radio calls captured by LiveATC.net, a website that posts air traffic communications.
The pilot said, "We saw a drone, a drone aircraft."
The FAA says the pilot did not take evasive action and the plane landed safely.