Monday, August 03, 2015

Incident occured August 02, 2015 near Cross Keys Airport (17N), Gloucester County, New Jersey

An aircraft traveling over South Jersey Sunday afternoon was forced to make a sharp turn to avoid a drone in the air, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

According to Federal Aviation Administration officials, the pilot of a Piper PA28 aircraft spotted an Unmanned Aircraft System, or drone, in the air in Washington Township, northwest of the Sewell.

The pilot reported to the  Federal Aviation Administration that he was forced to make an evasive turn to avoid hitting the drone.

The aircraft was flying approximately 1000 feet in the air.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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