|Occurred : 6/24/2019 13:26 (Entered as : 06/24/2019 13:26)
Reported: 6/24/2019 1:14:51 PM 13:14
Location: Newark Airport, NJ
|On identifiable object flying near Newark airport right near airplane and highway
At around 1:27 pm on Monday, June 24. My husband and I were driving on the New Jersey Turnpike that parallels Newark airport when we noticed what we thought might be a helicopter in the distance right near where the airplanes took off. The airplane would’ve been in the line of traffic from departing airplanes.
I was in the passenger seat and was admiring the take off of an airplane that had the star of David on its tail. I assumed it was and Israeli airplane. As the airplane reach the air its Wing dipped kind of abruptly. I thought that it would be a bit scary to be a passenger inside that cabin. For a split second I say a dot in the airspace near the aircraft but immediately dismissed it as a bird or an optical illusion.
As airplane evened out and seemed to turn around its course. My husband asked me if there was a helicopter in the air nearby he asked me: “Was something happening over there?” (pointing to the left side of the road in the nearby airspace. He was wondering if there was some sort of activity happening.
I looked behind him out the window and saw a shiny metal (silver) round object. I thought perhaps it could be a drone and said “don’t worry about it, I think it might be a drone,” but then on second thought and look it was not shaped like a drone. It was more shaped like a slightly squished sphere. That’s what my husband said he saw as well. He said it looked more like a can in the sky but it was shiny metallic.
I honestly thought maybe it was a drone but then I looked up what drones look like and this did not look anything like that. There was no obvious wing or propeller of any sort.
My biggest concern was having a drone, or an object like this, flying so close to the airplanes at the Newark airport.