The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated in this second fair (5) that a drone sighting interrupted some flights at the Pittsburgh International Airport due to a drone sighting.
The FAA said in a statement that it temporarily suspended some check-ins and departures while the local authorities try to locate the drone operator. The FAA said in a statement that the planes may face delays of up to 60 minutes upon arrival due to sightings.
The air operations in the United States are in a climate of redoubled alert after the incident that occurred on Sunday (4). A plane was shot down by fighters from the North American Air Force after the pilot did not respond to the contact. The event occurred when the aircraft flew over the vicinity of the capital Washington. The lifeguards arrived at the venue at night, about four hours after the state and local authorities began a land and air search for the crashed aircraft, but no survivors were found.
The two US F-16 fighters will cause a sonic boom in the region as they try to reach an unresponsive aircraft, authorities said.
A US authority says that the F-16s will not bring down the aircraft and that it is typical for the Federal Aviation Administration to call the planes if someone is flying unsafely.
The pilot of the civil aircraft did not respond when the F-16 fighters tried to make contact, according to a press release from the North American Continental Aerospace Defense Command Region.
(Published by Fábio Mendes, with information from Reuters)
Source: CNN Espanol