The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help identifying an unmanned aircraft spotted Monday near John F. Kennedy Airport.
The FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration are looking into claims made by an Alitalia pilot that he saw a small unmanned craft around 1 p.m.
The FBI says the aircraft was black and no more than three feet wide with four propellers and came within two hundred feet of the Alitalia plane.
The pilot was able to land safely.
Officials are also exploring the possibility it could have been a remote controlled vehicle.
Under FAA rules, model planes are restricted to altitudes of 400 feet or less.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (212) 384-1000.