- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Drones are a growing concern for pilots and the Federal Aviation Administration says there have been two recent incidents near Charleston International Airport.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported (https://bit.ly/1Kh2PoM) that both incidents at the airport in North Charleston were classified as minor.

Charleston County Aviation Authority Executive Director Paul Campbell said a drone can pose a safety hazard. Campbell said he expects the problem to get worse. He points out some larger drones are made of metal and can be sucked into jet engines and cause serious problems.

The FAA says a helicopter pilot spotted a drone about 2 miles east of the airport in March. The pilot of a business jet reported a possible drone near his wing about 16 miles southwest of the airport last month.


Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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