Newark Airport Traffic Is Briefly Halted After Drone Is Spotted
One month after drone sightings at London’s Gatwick Airport caused major disruptions affecting over 140,000 passengers of more than 1,000 flights, two pilots spotted a drone flying in the near proximity of Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.
As a result of the sightings, planes were temporarily not aloud to land at or take off from the airport serving the New York City region. After about 90 minutes, normal operations were resumed. The incident is being investigated by the Port Authority, the F.A.A. and federal law-enforcement agencies.