Four airline crews report seeing drone near Newark airport Sunday


 Bart Jansen, USA TODAY

The crews of four airliners each reported seeing a drone Sunday while approaching Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

None of the flights took evasive action and all landed safely with no delays.

Crews from ExpressJet, Northwest Airlink and two United Airlines flights reported the sightings, which all happened just after noon, at altitudes between 2,000 and 3,000 feet.

“It’s terribly frightening that an artificial object like that could get in the way of a major U.S. or international airliner and cause grave danger to lives on board,” passenger Jorge Lauro told WNBC in New York after arriving from Portugal with his family.

Drones have been reported around other New York-area airports in the last two weeks

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