Drone near-miss reported involving a KLM Boeing 737-800 near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport

KLM Boeing 737-800 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport on 7 May 2016. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

KLM Flight KL1286 from Edinburgh to Amsterdam reported a drone on the left hand side of the aircraft shortly after having been cleared to land.
The aircraft was at 600 ft and reported the drone 30 m off the left hand side.
The aircraft was two nautical miles from the threshold of runway 18R.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Operator: KLM
Flight: KL1286
Aircraft altitude: 600 ft
Separation: 200 feet
Source: https://www.upinthesky.nl/2016/05/07/klm-737-vliegt-vlak-langs-drone/


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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.