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 22 July 2016. Separation distance reported as 660 feet.

KL1280 reported seeing a drone at 2,7 NM from the threshold of runway 18R Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. The drone was about 200 m to the left of the airplane.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Operator: KLM
Flight: KL1280
Aircraft altitude: 850 ft
Separation: 660 feet
Source: LiveATC


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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.