Drone near-miss reported involving an Aer Lingus Airbus A320 near Paris-CDG

n Aer Lingus Airbus A320 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Paris-CDG on 20 April 2016. Separation distance reported as 490 feet.

Flight EI526 was approaching runway 09L at Charles de Gaulle airport when the flight crew saw a drone, about 150 m from their right hand wing. The aircraft, EI-DEA, was flying at about 7500 ft at the time.
The aircraft landed safely 11 minutes later.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: Aer Lingus
Flight: EI526
Aircraft altitude: 7500 ft
Separation: 490 feet
Source: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/aer-lingus-plane-reportedly-dodges-collision-with-drone-over-paris-34647768.html


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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.