British Airways crew spots drone during approach to JFK

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NEW YORK -- Police are investigating after the crew of a British Airways 177 reported seeing an unmanned aircraft as they were approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The drone was spotted about five miles northeast of the airport between 1,800 and 2,200 feet.

It happened around 5 p.m. Thursday. The flight originated from London, England.

The FAA notified the New York City Police Department, which is investigating.

FAA rules don't permit unmanned objects above 400 feet.

In New York City, those operating drones and other similar products must have official clearance to fly within 5 miles of an airport.