Agency to demand stores stop selling drones at Newark Liberty airport

Associated Press

At least two stores inside Newark Liberty International Airport are selling drones despite federal rules prohibiting flying them near airports.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it will demand the stores stop selling drones "immediately."

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NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1JhYc8Q ) Brookstone, on the secure side of Terminal C, and Hudson News, in Terminal A, sell remote-controlled flying objects.

The Federal Aviation Administration said last week that drones had been spotted 650 times this year as of Aug. 9, compared with 238 sightings for all of 2014. The agency is now proposing to further restrict drone flying, including a 400-foot maximum altitude.

A spokeswoman for Hudson News on Tuesday said it would remove the items.

The FAA and Brookstone did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com