FAA investigating drone near miss with helicopter


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident in which a drone aircraft flew within a short distance of a helicopter in the skies near Cleveland.

An FAA spokesman says the pilot of a small Schweizer helicopter reported on July 11 that a red quadricopter got within about 50 yards of his craft while flying at 1,700 feet. A quadricopter is a drone with four propellers. The incident occurred about 5 miles northeast of Cleveland.

The FAA spokesman says agency investigators are trying to determine who owned the drone.