The Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted flights at Newark Liberty International Airport after a drone sighting. The civilian aircraft was spotted north of the New Jersey hub at an altitude of 3,500 feet, FAA spokesman Greg Martin said Tuesday.
The U.S. government last week unveiled a long-awaited set of proposals to dramatically expand civilian drone flights while also tightening security — critical steps for an industry seeking to expand into robot aerial deliveries and scores of other commercial uses in populated areas.
All flights bound for Newark Liberty International Airport were halted this evening after two drones were spotted flying nearby https://t.co/Yw386pCPsV
— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) January 22, 2019
Newark Airport orders ground stop after drones spotted https://t.co/zrKGvcVDhy
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) January 22, 2019
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2019