Trump’s plane was nearly hit by ‘drone’: Witnesses

Trump's plane was nearly hit by 'drone': Witnesses

President Donald Trump’s jet was nearly hit by what appeared to be a small drone as it approached Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, according to several people aboard Air Force One.

The device was yellow and black, and was off the right side of the plane, eyewitnesses said.

The White House Military Office and the Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing said in a statement on Monday evening that they were “aware of the report” and “the matter is under review.”

While it has been notoriously difficult for aviation safety investigators to verify such fleeting events, it appears to be among the thousands of such safety incidents involving unmanned devices in the U.S. that have prompted calls by law enforcement and homeland security agencies for greater measures to rein in their use, Bloomberg reported.

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