A spokesman for the FBI said the agency was looking for help in finding out more information about the JFK drone.
“The FBI is asking anyone with information about the unmanned aircraft or the operator to contact us,” Special Agent in Charge John Giacalone said in a statement. “Our paramount concern is the safety of aircraft passengers and crew.”
The authorized used of domestic drones is currently being studied by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Congress ordered the FAA to move toward allowing drones to fly alongside commercial aircraft in both the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the funding bill that was passed for the aviation agency earlier last year.
The FAA is looking for locations for a pilot program that would allow unmanned aircraft to fly in six test sites to review its potential impact on commercial aviation.
The laws call for the FAA to allow unmanned aircraft by 2015.