A Lufthansa flight making its approach to Los Angeles International Airport nearly collided with a drone Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The inbound Airbus A380 was flying at an altitude of 5,000 feet when the drone nearly hit the aircraft, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Robert Binder told the paper.
Late Friday, authorities were using police helicopters to searching for the drone’s pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration said the drone missed the passenger jet by only 200 feet.
Federal authorities warn those operating drones to not fly above 400 feet or within five miles of airports, the paper reported.