The FAA reported a drone sighting by a CRJ-700 near New York, New York on 17 July 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.
MOR Alert for N90
Date/Time: Jul 17, 2015 – 2233Z
A/C: ASQ5601 (CRJ7)
Summary: ASQ5601, CRJ7, REPORTS A DRONE NEAR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE AT 3500 FEET. ASQ5601 WAS AT 4000 FEET INBOUND TO LGA. THE DRONE APPEARED TO BE APPROXIMATELY 6 FEET LONG. DEN, FBI AND USSS ADVISED.
Aircraft altitude: 4000 ft
Separation: 500 feet
This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.