Monday, March 21, 2016
FAA: Drone Nearly Collides With Airliner At LAX
The FAA and said Friday that a drone nearly collided with a commercial jetliner on Friday afternoon, while it was approaching Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). According to officials, the drone came within 200 feet of the airliner, when it was at around 5,000 feet. The LAPD was unable to find the drone or its owner. Legally, drones cannot fly above 500 feet above ground level, and drones are not allowed within 5 miles of the airport. The drone was reported by a pilot for Lufthansa.