Drone sighting by a United Air Lines Boeing 737-800 near Los Angeles, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-800 near Los Angeles, California on 22 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LOS ANGELES, CA /UAS INCIDENT/1554P/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRACON REPORTED UNITED 1757, B737, OBSERVED A UAS AT 3,800 FEET 5 MILE FINAL LAX. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN LAPD AVIATION UNIT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SCT
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Nov 22, 2015 – 2354Z
A/C: UAL1757 (B738)

Summary: UAL1757 ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 25L LAX, REPORTED A DRONE ON AN 8 MILE FINAL 100 FEET AWAY FROM HIM. ALTITUDE 3800, DIRECTION TRAVELING WAS UNKNOWN, NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LAPD AIR SUPPORT CONTACTED AND AND ADVISED

Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight: UA1757
Aircraft altitude: 3800 ft
Separation: 100 feet
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.