In this Aug. 23, 2015, file photo, an Air New Zealand passenger plane flies past the moon on its way to the Los Angeles International Airport from London, in Whittier, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
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Air New Zealand said Tuesday that a drone came within meters of a flight descending into Auckland Airport from Tokyo, putting the safety of 278 passengers and crew at risk.Air New Zealand said the pilots of Flight NZ92 spotted the drone about 5 meters from their Boeing 777-200 at a point in their descent when it was impossible to take evasive action.The airline said it was the second example of reckless drone use this month, after an Air New Zealand pilot reported the presence of a drone within controlled airspace on March 6 at Auckland Airport.
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