Drone sighting by an ExpressJet CRJ-700 near Guyton, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a CRJ-700 near Guyton, Georgia on 14 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: GUYTON, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1537E/SAVANNAH APPROACH REPORTED EXPRESS JET 5105, CRJ7, LGA – SAV, REPORTED A BLACK UAS ABOUT 2 FEET IN DIAMETER WHILE SOUTHWEST BOUND AT 3,000 FEET 15 NNW SAVANNAH VOR, VCNTY GUYTON. NO EVASIVE ACTION REQUIRED. GUYTON PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SAV
Type:
Date/Time: Sep 14, 2015 – 1937Z
A/C: ASQ5105 (CRJ7)

Summary: ASQ5105 WAS SOUTHWEST BOUND AT 030 WHEN THE PILOT REPORTED A UAS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY. THE PILOT DESCRIBED THE AUS AS BLACK, AT 3000FT WITH APPROXIMATELY A 2FT WINGSPAN. NO EVASIVE MANEUVER WAS MADE. DEN NOTIFIED. REPORT FILED WITH GUYTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Aircraft: CRJ-700
Operator: ExpressJet
Flight: ASQ5105
Aircraft altitude: 3000 ft
Separation: unknown
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.