Big Brother At It's Finest. Spy Drone Almost Causes Mid Air Collision With Jet.

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FAA investigating “extremely dangerous” incident

Steve Watson
May 17, 2012

faa investigating extremely dangerous incident steve watson infowars 17 2012

A mystery object, thought to be a military or law enforcement drone, flying in controlled airspace over Denver almost caused a catastrophic mid air crash with a commercial jet Monday.

The pilot of the Cessna jet radioed air traffic controllers to warn them that “A remote controlled aircraft” had flown past his plane far too close for comfort.

“Something just went by the other way … About 20 to 30 seconds ago. It was like a large remote-controlled aircraft.” the pilot said in the transmission that was captured on the live air traffic audio website liveatc.net.

The craft was reported as being about 8,000 feet above sea level, or about 2,800 feet above the ground, at the time the pilot reported the seeing it. It did not show up on radar.

The type of drones used by NATO typically fly at 10,000 feet and below. Other tactical military drones can fly up to 18,000 feet.

Denver 9News reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, which it has described as potentially “extremely dangerous.”

“The threat is there from a collision standpoint,” an FAA spokesman said.

In a statement to USA Today, the agency said: “The FAA is investigating the incident and will try to positively identify the object the Citation pilot reported, where it came from and who was operating it.”

Aviation expert and former NTSB investigator Greg Feith told 9News that he believed the object could have been either a military or police drone.

“We have something in controlled airspace that poses a danger,” Feith added.

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As we reported yesterday, the federal government is rolling out new rules on the use of the unmanned drones this week, with the Federal Aviation Administration announcingprocedures will “streamline” the process through which government agencies, including local law enforcement, receive licenses to operate the aircraft.

Congress recently passed legislation paving the way for what the FAA predicts will be somewhere in the region of 30,000 drones in operation in US skies by 2020.

Privacy advocates have warned that the FAA has not acted to establish any safeguards whatsoever, and that congress is not holding the agency to account.

In addition, a recently uncovered Air Force document circumvents laws and clears the way for the Pentagon to use drones to monitor the activities of Americans.

Constitutional and legal expert Judge Andrew Napolitano, and his Fox News colleague Charles Krauthammer have both warned that the drones could become a literal shooting target for Americans protesting their illegal use for surveillance by the government and the military.


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  • HAlex1972 2012/05/19 06:09:59
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    And if the damn thing HAD caused a collision, our deceitful government would have said it was another underwear bomber that caused the explosion.
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/05/18 19:45:47
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    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    we will be seeing a lot more stories like this
  • joshua ben-ami 2012/05/18 13:07:18
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  • Mike McCullough 2012/05/18 05:39:07
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    Mike McCullough
    The fact that there are legitimate ,positive uses for drones is overshadowed and out weighed by the possible negative consequences which, unfortunatly will be how they will be used. Our Freedom is on the line. This is a fairly good assessment: http://www.realclearpolitics....
  • Jeff Smith 2012/05/18 04:38:00
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    Jeff Smith
    Maybe it was E.T. He's had enough and now will return home.
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2012/05/18 03:10:27
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    Phyl *In God i Trust*
    I knew this was bad from the start.
  • Schläue~© 2012/05/18 02:56:55
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    This program will get scrapped after people start using these things for target practice and a few crash into populated areas.
  • ken 2012/05/18 02:50:56
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    Here in Austin we get first dibs on the testing of drones in the good ol' U.S. of A. I wonder what POS progressives would say about that if a republican were in office.
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/05/18 02:40:24
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    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    At the risk of opening a can of worms, Why are spy Drones flying over Denver?

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