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Drone near-miss reported involving a MD-82 near Milan-Linate Airport

MD-82 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Milan-Linate Airport on 16 December 2016. Separation distance reported as 250 feet.

On approach to Milan-Linate Airport at 4200 ft the crew reported observing a drone at 150-250 ft.

Aircraft: MD-82
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 4200 ft
Separation: 250 feet
Source: ANSV


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 New Zealand Airbus A320 near Queenstown Airport

An Air New Zealand Airbus A320 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Queenstown Airport on 17 August 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

An Air New Zealand A320 aircraft (ZK-OXC) carrying 153 passengers was instructed to carry out a go-around when approaching Queenstown Airport because of the presence of a drone near the runway.
The aircraft had descended to 2000 feet while on approach to runway 23 when it was instructed to abort the approach. ATC had observed a drone near the end of the runway over Lake Hayes.
Air New Zealand flight NZ647 from Auckland landed about 10 minutes later than scheduled.

 

NZ647 performed a go around (Flightradar24)

NZ647 performed a go around (Flightradar24)

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: Air New Zealand
Flight: NZ647
Aircraft altitude: ft
Separation: unknown
Source: http://m.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11696196


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 Flybe ATR-72 near Newquay Airport

Flybe ATR-72 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Newquay Airport on 9 August 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

An ATR-72 (OY-RUG), operating flight BE1825 from London-Stansted Airport reported observing a drone while 2 miles out on approach.

Aircraft: ATR-72
Operator: Flybe
Flight: BE1825
Aircraft altitude: 900 ft
Separation: unknown
Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-37042796


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 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.