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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 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 an easyJet Airbus A319 near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport

easyJet Airbus A319 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport on 1 April 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

Flight EZY7926 (G-EZEV) was on final approach to runway 18C at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport when it was warned by ATC that the preceding two flights had reported a drone.
The flight reported observing three drones over ‘little village about 2 miles out’ (Zwanenburg) on the right hand side of the aircraft.
The approach was continued.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: easyJet
Flight: EZY7926
Aircraft altitude: 800 ft
Separation: unknown
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 sighting by a LAN Ecuador Airbus A319 near Miami, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A319 near Miami, Florida on 30 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 300 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MIA/UAS INCIDENT/1720E/MIA TRACON ADVISED ECUADOR REGISTERED AEROLANE 516, A319, AT 2,000 FEET ON 5 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 9 REPORTED A WHITE QUAD-COPTER UAS PASSED BELOW AT 1,700 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DADE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for MIA
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jan 30, 2016 – 2224Z
A/C: (A319)

Summary: A319 SEQM-KMIA ON FINAL RWY 09. PILOT RPTD, THAT WHEN DESCENDING THRU 017′, (APROX 5NM W MIA) A DRONE PASSED APROX 100′ ABV HIS ACFT. DRONE WAS WHITE, 4 BLADED, AND 1 METER IN LENGTH. DEN, MDPD, MDAD NTFD. ACFT LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT AT 1214Z

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: LAN Ecuador
Flight: 516
Aircraft altitude: 2000 ft
Separation: 300 feet
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
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 a British Airways Airbus A319 near London-Heathrow Airport

The UK Airprox Board investigated a drone near-miss reported by British Airways Airbus A319 near London-Heathrow Airport on 28 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 3040 feet.

On 28 November 2015, the pilot of an Airbus A319 reported that at approx. 1900ft on final approach to London-Heathrow Airport both crew members spotted an object moving rapidly from west to east roughly half a mile to the south of their position. Its height was hard to judge because its size was unknown, but it was thought to be between 400-900ft below them, and was noticeable due to the sunlight glinting off its upper surface. It was overhead Richmond and heading towards Richmond Park. They assessed its flight path as no risk to their own so continued with the approach, had it been further north they felt they would have needed to go-around. Given that they saw the drone at the same time as final configuration for landing, during a high cockpit workload, they considered that it was highly distracting.

Reported separation: 400-900 ft (121-274 m) vertical / 0,5 NM (926 m) horizontal.
Flight involved: BA831 Dublin (DUB) – London-Heathrow (LHR); Airbus A319 G-EUOC

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: British Airways
Flight: BA831
Aircraft altitude: 1900 ft
Separation: 3040 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 sighting by an American Airlines Airbus A319 near New Orleans, Louisiana

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A319 near New Orleans, Louisiana on 8 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW ORLEANS, LA/UAS INCIDENT/1514C/MSY ATCT ADVISED AMERICAN 2045, A319, CHARLOTTE, NC – MSY, REPORTED AN UNIDENTIFIED METALLIC UAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ACFT 3,500 FEET 7 SE MSY. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. JEFFERSON PARISH NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for MSY
Type:
Date/Time: Nov 8, 2015 – 2114Z
A/C: AAL2045 (A319)

Summary: AT 2114Z THE PILOT REPORTED A POSSIBLE METTALIC COLLERED DRONE AT 35OOFT OFF HIS RIGHT WING. OBJECT DID NOT APPEAR TO BE IN MOTION. DEN NOTIFIED. JEFFERSON PARISH SHERRIFS OFFICE NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA2045
Aircraft altitude: 3500 ft
Separation: unknown
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
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 sighting by an American Airlines Airbus A319 near Charlotte, North Carolina

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A319 near Charlotte, North Carolina on 31 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 1500-2000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHARLOTTE, NC/UAS INCIDENT/1330E/CHARLOTTE APPROACH REPORTED AMERICAN 319, OBSERVED A SMALL YELLOW UAS, 7 SOUTHEAST OF CLT AT 5,000 FEET, WHILE SOUTHBOUND. UAS WAS AT 3,000 -3,500 FEET, NORTHWEST BOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NO LEO NOTIFICATION.

CORRECTION INFO (FLIGHT #) FROM FAA OPS: CHARLOTTE, NC/UAS INCIDENT/1330E/CHARLOTTE APPROACH REPORTED AMERICAN 2069, 319, OBSERVED A SMALL YELLOW UAS, 7 SOUTHEAST OF CLT AT 5,000 FEET, WHILE SOUTHBOUND. UAS WAS AT 3,000 -3,500 FEET, NORTHWEST BOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NO LEO NOTIFICATION.

MOR Alert for CLT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 31, 2015 – 1730Z
A/C: AAL2069 (A319)

Summary: DRONE REPORTED, BY AAL2069, A319, WHILE 7 MILES SOUTHEASR OF CLT DESCENDING OUT OF 5000. THE PILOT REPORTED THE DRONES ALTITUDE TO BE 3000-3500 FT NORTHWESTBOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN BY THE PILOT. DEN/ ROC/ATM NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA2069
Aircraft altitude: 5000 ft
Separation: 1500-2000 feet
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
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 sighting by a United Air Lines Airbus A319 near Los Angeles, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A319 near Los Angeles, California on 20 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LOS ANGELES, CA/UAS INCIDENT/0705P/LAX ATCT ADVISED UNITED 2037, A319, LAS VEGAS, NV – LAX, ON 2 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 24R, REPORTED WHITE QUADCOPTER UAS, TO HIS RIGHT AT 1,000 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LA COUNTY SHERIFF AERO DIVISION NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for LAX
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 20, 2015 – 1405Z
A/C: UAL2037 (A319)

Summary: DRONE SIGHTING: UAL2037, A319, KLAS-KLAX, REPORTED A DRONE (WHITE QUADCOPTER) 2 MILE FINAL RY24R, NORTH OF COURSE AT 1000,’ NO EVASIVE MANEUVER REQUIRED; ADVISED LA COUNTY SHERIFF AERO BUREAU, DEN, AND CITY OPS.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight: UA2037
Aircraft altitude: 1000 ft
Separation: unknown
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
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 sighting by a Delta Air Lines Airbus A319 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A319 near Chicago, Illinois on 6 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHICAGO, IL/UAS INCIDENT/0917C/CHICAGO ARTCC REPORTED DELTA 1545, A319, ATL-MDW, ENCOUNTERED UAS OR LARGE BIRD WHILE NW BOUND AT 13,000 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL1545
Aircraft altitude: 13000 ft
Separation: unknown
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
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

The UK Airprox Board investigated a drone near-miss reported by Airbus A319 near London-Heathrow on 25 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 165-330 feet.

THE A319 PILOT reports approaching the LAM hold when ATC advised that a drone had been reported in the vicinity at FL080; consequently, both crew members were looking out for it. Upon leaving the hold, the FO spotted an object on the horizon, approaching them at the same level and in the opposite direction. As the object got closer it became obvious that it was either a drone or a balloon, it then passed between 50-100m off the right wing. As it passed, the FO was able to get a detailed look at it and could clearly see it to be a drone. It was a Quadcopter with two forward/downward looking lights on the central underside; it was of medium size, not a small toy drone. They immediately reported it to ATC with as much information as possible. The pilot noted his concern that a drone could be operating at such an altitude, in such a critically busy piece of airspace; he considered that it presented a serious risk of collision to their own aircraft and the other aircraft in the hold.
He perceived the severity of the incident as ‘High’.

Operating as he was in airspace within which he was not permitted meant that the Board considered that the cause of the Airprox was that the drone operator had flown into conflict with the A319. Unsurprisingly, the incident did not show on the NATS radars and, therefore, the exact separation between the two air-systems was not known. However, the Board noted that the A319 pilot estimated the separation to be between 50m and 100m horizontally (more than a wingspan away); basing their assessment of risk on this estimate, it was therefore determined that the risk was Category B, safety margins had been much reduced below the normal.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 8000 ft
Separation: 165-330 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.