FAA probes near miss between drone and jetliner at airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a drone was spotted as a jetliner approached New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

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United Airlines Flight 135 was arriving from Switzerland on Sunday when the crew of the Boeing 767 reported a near miss with the drone at 850 feet (259 meters).

United told WNBC-TV in New York that air traffic control had alerted the flight crew and the crew monitored the drone and safely landed the jetliner.