Small Drone Flew Close to Air Force One During Landing at Joint Base Andrews

A small drone flew close to Air Force One as it came in for a landing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, according to reports.

Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign for a U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. During the incident, President Trump was flying on a USAF C-32A aircraft, the military variant of Boeing 757-200 jet airliner and not the Boeing VC-25, the military version of the Boeing 747 airliner, which is more commonly referred to as Air Force One.

According to people on board the C-32A aircraft, the device, which was yellow and black and shaped like a cross, was on the right side of the plane. The incident occurred shortly before the plane touched down at 5:54 p.m.

The White House Military Office and the Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing, which oversees the base, said in a statement that they were “aware of the report” and “the matter is under review.”

“The 89th Airlift Wing’s C-32A aircraft landed safely without incident,” according to a base spokesman.

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