Drones are increasingly posing risks to airplanes, in ways both inconvenient and dangerous. Earlier this year, planes flying into Newark Liberty International Airport were halted after pilots reported a drone flying near the airport. Last December, a drone hit a Boeing 737 that was landing in Tijuana, Mexico, causing damage to communications equipment and punching a hole in the outer layer of the airplane’s nose. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, pilots are seeing drones more often, including 2000 times in 2018, up by 74 percent from 2017.
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