Pilot spots drone flying near Nashville airport runway

Pilot spots drone flying near Nashville airport runway (Image 1)

An American Eagle pilot spotted a drone at the Nashville International Airport Wednesday evening.

It happened as Flight No. 3520, which had come from  the Chicago O’ Hare International Airport, was approaching runway 20R.

The pilot, Jerry Huffman, said he spotted the drone hovering in place.

Huffman described the drone as black in color and approximately two feet by two feet in diameter. He said it also had four arms with individual rotors on each one.

No other aircraft reported seeing a drone.

Nashville Air Traffic Control alerted Nashville police’s air unit which helped canvass the area.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

On June 23, they released guidelines for model aircraft operators.

Under those rules, model aircrafts cannot interfere with a manned aircraft, they have to be flown within sight of the operator and they must be operated for hobby or recreational purposes.

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