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MAINZ, Germany - A Polish man was questioned in connection with an incident in which a drone came within 330 feet of a Lufthansa plane heading for Warsaw Airport, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The local man was interviewed about Monday afternoon’s near-collision, which the German airline reported to air traffic controllers.
Lufthansa said Flight LH1614 from Munich to Warsaw - an Embraer jet carrying 108 passengers and four crew, came close to “a black object” as it passed over the Piaseczno area, near the Polish capital.
Prosecutors seized a drone and will examine it for any photos it might have taken and for any flight records to check whether it was involved in Monday's near-collision.
“During a landing approach, the crew identified a black object in a distance of about 330 feet from the aircraft,” Lufthansa spokeswoman Bettina Rittberger told NBC News.
“We are not aware of any similar incidents in recent times,” Rittberger said.
It follows a similar incident in December in which a helicopter-style drone came close to hitting a British Airways Airbus A320 that was landing at London Heathrow.