Cue the heavy drums and eerie science-fiction score. It looks like drones have already made their way to New York City skies, according to a CNN report.
Wiki Commons Okay, the pilot definitely didn't see anything like this predator drone, but this pic does make things more dramatic.
The pilot of an Alitalia passenger jet heading in to John F. Kennedy Airport for landing yesterday afternoon reported sighting a small unmanned aircraft flying near JKF, according to the report.* The report indicates that the drone came within a few hundred feet of the jet, but luckily didn't interfere with its landing.
It makes it a little less spooky that the aircraft wasn't one of those large fixed-winged drones that the U.S. uses to execute bombing strikes in countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan.More »