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Drone airpox report involving an Airbus A320 near Basel, Switzerland

The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB) investigated a drone near-miss reported by an Airbus A320 near Basel Airport, Switzerland on 14 July 2016. Separation distance was reported as 10 meters.

Flight EZY1045 was a scheduled flight from Amsterdam (EHAM) to Basel (LFSB) with 169 passengers and 6 crew members on board.
After an uneventful flight, the aircraft was making a stabilised ILS approach to runway 33 when, at approximately 2100 ft AMSL and a distance of approximately 3.4 NM from the runway threshold – i.e. roughly level with Basel’s Schützenmatte stadium – the flight crew spotted a drone directly in the line of approach. The pilot assessed this to be a white drone with red lights, which was stationary or moving forwards at a slow speed, at a vertical distance of approximately 10 metres. In the remaining few seconds, the flight crew did not have time to avoid the flying object. The pilot immediately reported the near collision to the airport controller at Basel Airport.
The flight crew continued with the approach and the aircraft landed without incident.

Reported separation: 100-200 ft (30-61 m) vertical / 50 ft (15 m) horizontal.

Aircraft:  Airbus A320-214
Operator: easyJet
Registration: G-EZPA
Flight: EZY1045
Aircraft altitude:  2100 ft
Separation: 10 meters
Source: SUST


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 an Aer Lingus Airbus A320 near Paris-CDG

n Aer Lingus Airbus A320 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Paris-CDG on 20 April 2016. Separation distance reported as 490 feet.

Flight EI526 was approaching runway 09L at Charles de Gaulle airport when the flight crew saw a drone, about 150 m from their right hand wing. The aircraft, EI-DEA, was flying at about 7500 ft at the time.
The aircraft landed safely 11 minutes later.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: Aer Lingus
Flight: EI526
Aircraft altitude: 7500 ft
Separation: 490 feet
Source: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/aer-lingus-plane-reportedly-dodges-collision-with-drone-over-paris-34647768.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 an Airbus A320 near Catania Airport

Airbus A320 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Catania Airport on 4 February 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

The flight crew of an A320 reported a drone at 1000 ft while on final approach to runway 26.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1000 ft
Separation: unknown
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 Airbus A320 near Napoli Airport

Airbus A320 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Napoli Airport on 19 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 1650 feet.

The flight crew of an A320 reported a drone at 1000 ft while on final approach to runway 06.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1000 ft
Separation: 1650 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 sighting by a JetBlue Airbus A320 near New York, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near New York, New York on 17 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW YORK, NY/UAS INCIDENT/0007E/JET BLUE 745, A320, REPORTED A NEAR MISS WITH A UAS AT 5,800 FEET 5 S JFK. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NYPD AVIATION UNIT WAS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: JBU745. A320. DEPARTED JFK. PILOT REPORTED DRONE SIGHTING 5 MILES SOUTH AND AT 5000 FEET. NYPD AVIATION NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: 5NM SOUTH OF JFK, CLIMBING OUT 0F 5500′, PILOT REPORTED A NEAR MISS WITH A DRONE ESTIMATED AT 5800′. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NYPD AVIATION NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB745
Aircraft altitude: 5800 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 United Air Lines Airbus A320 near Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Houston, Texas on 6 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1338C/HOUSTON ATCT ADVISED UNITED 1191, A320, IAH – DCA, REPORTED 2 UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ACFT WHILE NORTHEAST BOUND AT 4,500 FEET 10 ENE IAH. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. HOUSTON FBI NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for I90
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 6, 2015 – 1938Z
A/C: UAL1191 (A320)

Summary: The pilot of UAL1191 reported seeing two drones on the right side of the aircraft as he was climbing through 4,500 feet within a mile of the aircraft. This happened 8.5 miles NE of IAH. No evasive action was taken.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight: UA1191
Aircraft altitude: 4500 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 A320 near Charlotte, Virginia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Charlotte, Virginia on 3 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CLT/UAS INCIDENT/1010E/CHARLOTTE TRACON ADVISED AMERICAN 1814, A320, PVD – CLT, PILOT REPORTED PAX ON FLIGHT OBSERVED A UAS WHILE W BOUND AT 4,000 FEET, 13 SE OF CLT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for CLT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Dec 3, 2015 – 1510Z
A/C: AAL1814 (A321)

Summary: AAL1814 A321 called to report a passenger in seat 13A saw a drone from the left side of the aircraft when AAL1814 was 13 NM SE of CLT at 4000 feet. no other details. DEN advised.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA1814
Aircraft altitude: 4000 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 A320 near Mather, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Mather, California on 30 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 800 feet.

MOR Alert for NCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 30, 2015 – 0044Z
A/C: DAL736 (A320)

Summary: DAL736 REPORTED A DRONE LIKE OBJECT AT APPROXIMATELY 10,000 FT WHEN CLIMBING THROUGH 10,800 FT. THE LOCATION WAS ESTIMATED

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL736
Aircraft altitude: 10800 ft
Separation: 800 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 JetBlue Airbus A320 near Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 8 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1315E/FLL ATCT ADVISED JETBLUE 954, A320, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – FLL, OBSERVED A UAS OVERFLY ACFT AT 600 FEET WHILE INBOUND 1 W OF FLL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for FLL
Type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 8, 2015 – 1806Z
A/C: JBU954 (A320)

Summary: JBU954 WAS ON A 1 MILE FINAL, AT 600FET, WHEN THEY REPORTED A SILVER EAGLE SIZED DRONE, PASS 500FEET, OVER THE TOP OF THEM. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN ON BEHALF OF JBU954. MIA APCH, BCAD, AND BSO/NTFY.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB954
Aircraft altitude: 600 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.