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Drone near-miss reported involving a Lufthansa Airbus A321 near Munich Airport

Lufthansa Airbus A321 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Munich Airport on 4 August 2016. Separation distance reported as 33 feet.

A quadrocopter drone passed the Lufthansa flight LH116, an A321 D-AIRY, as the airplane was descending through about 5580 ft on approach to runway 08L. The drone passed at same height, about 10 m/33 ft. off the right-hand wing tip.
There were 108 passengers and six crew on board.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: Lufthansa
Flight: LH116
Aircraft altitude: 5580 ft
Separation: 33 feet
Source: http://atwonline.com/safety/lufthansa-reports-near-miss-uav-munich


Please note:

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.

Drone near-miss reported involving a Westpac Surf Lifesaving Rescue MBB BO-105 near Noosa’s First Point, QLD

Westpac Surf Lifesaving Rescue MBB BO-105 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Noosa’s First Point, QLD on 31 July 2016. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

The Westpac Surf Lifesaving Rescue Helicopter (Lifesaver 45) was doing a routine patrol of the coastline, heading north from its Caloundra base when it encountered a drone at a height of about 200ft (approx 60m). The drone passed 30m below and 15m to the side of the helicopter.

Aircraft: MBB BO-105
Operator: Westpac Surf Lifesaving Rescue
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 200 ft
Separation: 100 feet
Source: http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/drone-near-miss-couldve-brought-down-rescue-choppe/3071120/


Please note:

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.

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


Please note:

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.

Drone near-miss reported involving an Edmonton Police Service Eurocopter EC120B near Edmonton

n Edmonton Police Service Eurocopter EC120B was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Edmonton on 8 July 2016. Separation distance reported as 33-66 feet.

An Edmonton Police Service helicopter, Air 1 (C-FEPS), was on a call to the north east of Edmonton when it encountered a drone on a collision course. A drone was about 10 – 20 meters from Air – 1, while both were 450 meters in the air. Cst. Brian Griffith, the pilot at the time, estimates the drone was on a closure rate of 200 km/hour, but he was able to get out of the way.

Aircraft: Eurocopter EC120B
Operator: Edmonton Police Service
Flight: Air 1
Aircraft altitude: 1475 ft
Separation: 33-66 feet
Source: http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2016/08/05/edmonton-police-helicopter-has-a-near-miss-with-drone-.html


Please note:

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.

Drone near-miss reported involving a MBB BK-117 near Burleigh Heads, QLD

MBB BK-117 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Burleigh Heads, QLD on 6 July 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

A Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter pilot reported a near miss with a quadcopter drone at the same altitude over Burleigh Heads, Australia.

Aircraft: MBB BK-117
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: ft
Separation: unknown
Source: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/australia/389539/helicopter-has-near-miss-drone


Please note:

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.

Drone near-miss reported involving an Air France Airbus A319 near Paris

n Air France Airbus A319 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Paris on 5 July 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

The first officer indicated that on final approach to runway 26L at Paris-CDG Airport, he observed a black propeller drone. No avoidance maneuver was performed.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: Air France
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: ft
Separation: unknown
Source: https://www.bea.aero/no_cache/les-enquetes/les-evenements-notifies/


Please note:

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.

Drone near-miss reported involving a Swiss Avro RJ100 near London City (EGLC)

Swiss Avro RJ100 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near London City (EGLC) on 19 June 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

Swiss flight LX456 from Zurich (RJ100 HB-IYT) was approaching runway 27 when it was involved in an airprox incident with a drone at 3000 ft.

Aircraft: Avro RJ100
Operator: Swiss
Flight: LX456
Aircraft altitude: 3000 ft
Separation: unknown
Source: http://www.sust.admin.ch/pdfs/AV-berichte/HB-IYT_3.pdf


Please note:

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.

Drone airpox report involving an Airbus A319 near London Heathrow Airport

The UK Airprox Board investigated a drone near-miss reported by an Airbus A319 near London Heathrow Airport on 21 May 2016. Separation distance reported as 30 feet.

The A319 pilot reported descending at 4nm to land on RW27L when a drone was sighted in the 11 o’clock position, extremely close to the aircraft and too late to take any evasive action. The drone appeared to be approximately 1 metre in length and green with possible purple markings.

Reported separation: slightly above / 30 ft (10 m) horizontal.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: British Airways
Registration: G-EUPK
Flight: BA969
Aircraft altitude: 1200 ft
Separation: 30 feet
Source: UKAB


Please note:

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.

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/


Please note:

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.

Drone near-miss reported involving a Travel Service Boeing 737-800 near Prague Airport

Travel Service Boeing 737-800 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Prague Airport on 6 May 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

On 2016-05-06, after 08:41Z, a drone sighting at 1-1,5 NM from the threshold of the active runway (RWY 12) at Prague Airport (LKPR/PRG), Czech Republic, caused the Tower controller to instruct flight TVS1800 (a Boeing 737-800) to abort the takeoff from runway 12.
He ordered flight LZB301 (E190) to go around. Four other aircraft (CSA961, CSA505, and DHL6HX, BEL2WB) were put into holds for about 10 minutes until the situation was resolved.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Operator: Travel Service
Flight: TVS1200
Aircraft altitude: ft
Separation: unknown
Source: http://www.uzpln.cz/cs/aktuality


Please note:

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.