NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials are investigating after three commercial pilots reported drones flying near their planes as they approached John F. Kennedy Airport this week.
The latest incident occurred Wednesday as a JetBlue flight from Savannah, Georgia, reported a drone flying at about 400 feet.
Authorities say on Sunday a Virgin Atlantic flight from London reported a drone sighting at about 3,000 feet near the jet. At about the same time, a Delta flight from San Diego reported a drone near one of its wing.
The airplanes were flying over Nassau County on their approach to the airport. They all landed safely.
Nassau County police say the investigated but did not locate any devices.
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