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Drone surprises jetliner pilot at LAX; owner sought in investigation
Drone surprises jetliner pilot at LAX; owner sought in investigation

A drone spotted earlier this month by a Canadian jetliner pilot near Los Angeles International Airport has become the subject of an investigation. On Aug. 4, Los Angeles police said, the personal drone was spotted by the jetliner pilot as the remote-controlled craft was hovering about 10 miles east of LAX at 4,000 feet. That would place it at an altitude outside Federal Aviation Administration guidelines for hobbyists' drones and also within the airport’s Class B airspace, where aircraft need to have a transponder and two-way communication with air traffic controllers, federal officials said. Last year, the FAA restricted drones from coming within five miles of airports. ...

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