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As small drones become more popular, we’ll see more instances like this, and hopefully take steps to avoid an accident.
A U.S. airliner nearly collided with a drone over Florida earlier this year, a federal official said, a near miss that highlights risks posed by the proliferation of unmanned aircraft in U.S. skies.
A pilot of an American Airlines Group Inc. regional jet told officials that on March 22 he came dangerously close to a “small remotely piloted aircraft” about 2,300 feet above the ground near Tallahassee Regional Airport in Florida, said Jim Williams, head of the unmanned-aircraft office at the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Williams disclosed the incident publicly for the first time at a drone conference in San Francisco on Thursday.
American Airlines on Friday said it couldn’t find evidence of the incident and declined to comment further.