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Drone shuts down Newark airport

Discussion in 'Latest Airline Incidents' started by Richard Wyeroski, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Drones Cause Newark Ground Stop

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    Flights were disrupted at Newark Liberty Airport on Tuesday evening after two drones were spotted over Teterboro Airport, 17 miles away. The FAA said the drones were flying at about 3,500 feet. The FAA issued a ground stop at Newark and inbound flights were put in holds. The holding aircraft were allowed to land starting about 5:45 p.m. but Newark-bound aircraft that hadn’t taken off yet were held at their departure airports to allow the backlog of arrivals at Newark to clear. Assuming no more drone sightings, normal operations were expected to resume.

    The FAA comments dealt solely with Newark and the impact on Teterboro, the busiest business airport in the U.S., wasn’t clear. Drone sightings closed London’s Gatwick Airport for two days over the holiday travel rush and caused hundreds of flight cancellations.
     
  2. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    ......Anytime now one will take down an aircraft!!
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VI

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    It’s scary to think about, but it’s a real possibility it could happen. :eek:
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    ...the sad thing is the likely hood of the drone driver being caught and brought to justice is practically nil.
     
  5. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yep the FAA is right on that. They make a drone buyer register Their drones.Yep I can really see all those terrorist that may buy drones do that in fear of being violated by the FAA!!!
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    That was a money grab as that idyut puppet Huerta had a cranial rectal inversion.
     
  7. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    :D..........Yes the former administrator was full of Bravo Sierra and and Alpha Hotel. He was a Obama lackie.......other then that he was good!
     
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