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FAA: Pilots report record number of unmanned aircraft encounters

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    The Federal Aviation Administration this week said that a record number of drone sightings reported by airline pilots and others has increased dramatically this year -- from a total of 238 sightings in all of 2014, to more than 650 by August 9.

    The FAA said pilots of a variety of different types of aircraft – including many large, commercial air carriers – reported spotting 16 unmanned aircraft in June of 2014, and 36 the following month. This year, 138 pilots reported seeing drones at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet during the month of June, and another 137 in July.

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