CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WLS) -- A drone and commercial jetliner nearly crashed at the Charlotte-Douglas Airport in North Carolina, official said.
The U.S. Airways jet was about to land when a remote control quadcopter came flying in front of the plane, officials say. The pilot had to call the control tower for help.
The drone violated a ban of flying within 5 miles of an airport, a growing concern for the airline industry as drones become more popular.
The plane did manage to land safely.
Drone has close call with jetliner in North Carolina, officials say