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Lufthansa Plane Nearly Collides With Drone Over LAX

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    (Published Friday, March 18, 2016)

    A Lufthansa jet nearly collided with a drone as the plane prepared to land at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, officials said.

    The pilot of the Airbus A380 reported a drone passing about 200 feet above the plane while it was inbound at 5,000 feet altitude, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.

    The FAA notified Los Angeles police of the incident, Gregor said.

    Lufthansa Flight 456 originated in Frankfurt, Germany, according to real-time flight tracker Flight Aware.