Drone sighting by a JetBlue Airbus A320 near Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 8 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1315E/FLL ATCT ADVISED JETBLUE 954, A320, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – FLL, OBSERVED A UAS OVERFLY ACFT AT 600 FEET WHILE INBOUND 1 W OF FLL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for FLL
Type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 8, 2015 – 1806Z
A/C: JBU954 (A320)

Summary: JBU954 WAS ON A 1 MILE FINAL, AT 600FET, WHEN THEY REPORTED A SILVER EAGLE SIZED DRONE, PASS 500FEET, OVER THE TOP OF THEM. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN ON BEHALF OF JBU954. MIA APCH, BCAD, AND BSO/NTFY.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB954
Aircraft altitude: 600 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.