Drone buzzes passenger plane during descent into Paris

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Posted: Mar 04, 2016 4:52 AM

PARIS (AP) — French aviation investigators are looking into a report that a drone narrowly missed a passenger plane during its approach to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

The co-pilot spotted the drone within about 5 meters (16 feet) of the wing of the Airbus A320 as it came in for a landing on Feb. 19.

The French agency that investigates aviation incidents, the BEA, said in a report made public Friday that the crew notified air traffic control about the drone and then came in for a safe landing. The area where the unmanned aircraft was flying is legally off-limits for drones because of safety concerns.