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The FAA Logged More Than 500 Drone Incidents in Six Months

Airplanes and helicopters no longer have the skies to themselves.

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Airplanes and helicopters no longer have the skies to themselves. A new report from the FAA lists 583 separate drone incidents reported from August 2015 through January 2016. The majority of the incidents are minor, with pilots or bystanders reporting drones that are flying in restricted airspace without necessarily endangering anyone.

Still, the documents reveal more than a few close calls. One incident outside New York’s JFK airport in August saw a drone flying at 7,000 feet, only 20 feet from the plane’s right side. The report also lists hundreds of incidents in which drones approached airports or flew above the 500-foot altitude limit proposed by the FAA.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.