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Drone sighting by an American Airlines Airbus A320 near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Newark, New Jersey on 30 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 200-300 feet.

PRELIM IN INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEWARK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/0945E/EWR ATCT REPORTED AMERICAN 1984, A320, OBSERVED A BLACK QUADCOPTER, 3.5 MILES N OF EWR ON APPROACH AT 1,200 FEET. UAS WAS APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET ABOVE ACFT AT 1,400 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NJ STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for EWR
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Oct 30, 2015 – 1330Z
A/C: AAL1984 (A320)

Summary: UNAUTHORIZED UAS ACTIVITY REPORTED BY AAL1984 A320 4NM NORTH OF EWR. PILOT ADVISED THEY WERE AT 1200′ AND SPOTTED THE BLACK MULTIROTOR UAS OFF THEIR LEFT HOVERING AROUND 200-300′ ABOVE THEM. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN, AAL1984 LANDED RUNWAY 22L AND TAXIED TO THE RAMP.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA1984
Aircraft altitude: 1200 ft
Separation: 200-300 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 sighting by a JetBlue Airbus A320 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Orlando, Florida on 29 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 1/4 mile feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1315E/JET BLUE 251, A320 REPORTED OBSERVING A UAS (NO DESCRIPTION PROVIDED), AT 1,100 FEET, ON THE LEFT SIDE, WHILE ON 1/4 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 17L. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for MCO
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 29, 2015 – 1715Z
A/C: JBU251 (A320)

Summary: JBU251 A320 REPORTED SIGHTING DRONE AT 1100′ 1/4 MILE TO HIS LEFT (EAST) OVER COCAS ON FINAL TO RY 17L. NO EVASIVE MANEUVER REQUIRED, ACFT LANDED, NORMAL SERVICES PROVIDED. DEN AND ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NTFD.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB251
Aircraft altitude: 1100 ft
Separation: 1/4 mile 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 Spirit Airbus A320 near New York, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near New York, New York on 23 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LGA/UAS INCIDENT/1654E/NEW YORK TRACON ADVISED SPIRIT 711, A320, MYRTLE BEACH, SC – LGA, REPORTED AN UNIDENTIFIED WHITE UAS WHILE NORTHEAST BOUND AT 4,200 FEET 7SSW LGA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 23, 2015 – 2054Z
A/C: (A320)

Summary:A320, REPORTS A DRONE APPROX 7 SW LGA AT 4200 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. PILOT HAS BEEN ADVISED TO CALL WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. DEN, ROC, NYPD AND FBI ADVISED.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: Spirit
Flight: NKS711
Aircraft altitude: 4200 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 JetBlue Airbus A320 near Colts Neck, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Colts Neck, New Jersey on 11 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: COLTS NECK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1738E/NY TRACON ADVISED JETLBUE 543, A320, REPORTED A UAS AT 6,000 FEET 9 NW COLTS NECK, NJ. UNKN IF EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NJ STATE POLICE AND FBI NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 11, 2015 – 2138Z
A/C: JBU543 (A320)

Summary: JBU543, A320, REPORTS A DRONE APPROXIMATELY 9 NW COL AT 6000 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. PILOT WILL CALL N90 WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. DEN, ROC, NJ STATE POLICE AND FBI ADVISED.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB543
Aircraft altitude: 6000 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 Air Canada Airbus A320 near Los Angeles, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Los Angeles, California on 11 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LAX/UAS INCIDENT/1016P/SOCAL TRACON ADVISED AIR CANADA 797, A320, REPORTED A UAS PASSED 200 FEET BELOW ACFT WHILE ON RWY 25L APPROACH INTO LAX. UNKN IF EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN OR IF LEO NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 11, 2015 – 1716Z
A/C: ACA797 (A320)

Summary: ACA797 descending on RY25L ILS encountered a drone near GAATE intersection. The pilot stated that the drone passed around 200 feet below.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: Air Canada
Flight: AC797
Aircraft altitude: ft
Separation: 200 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 Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Orlando, Florida on 3 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1707E/JETBLUE 183, A320, OBSERVED A SMALL SILVER UAS OFF OF ITS RIGHT SIDE WHILE HEADING NORTHBOUND AT 2,000 FEET 13 S RUNWAY 36R. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. OSCEOLA COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for F11
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 3, 2015 – 2058Z
A/C: JBU183 (A320)

Summary: JBU183, A320, ON FINAL TO MCO RY36L REPORTED A DRONE ON AN 8 MILE FINAL, APPROXIMATELY 2 SOUTH OF JAKOR, OFF OF HIS RIGHT SIDE AT 2000FT MOVING SOUTH BOUND. NO EVASIVE MANEUVERS WERE NEEDED. DEN WAS NOTIFIED AT 2105Z.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB182
Aircraft altitude: 2000 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 Tampa, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Tampa, Florida on 20 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 1/2 mile feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: TAMPA, FL/UAS INCIDENT/0738E/AMERICAN 582, A320, REPORTED SEEING A QUADCOPTER UAS AT 500 FEET VCNTY TAMPA. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF WAS NOTIFIED. EVASIVE ACTION NOT REPORTED.

MOR Alert for TPA
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Sep 20, 2015 – 1138Z
A/C: AAL582 (A320)

Summary: AAL582, A320, DEPARTING ON RY1L, REPORTED COMING WITHIN 1/2 MILE OF A QUAD COPTER DRONE AT AROUND 500′. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF, DEN AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY ADVISED.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA582
Aircraft altitude: 500 ft
Separation: 1/2 mile 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 Colts Neck, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Colts Neck, New Jersey on 20 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: COLTS NECK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1904E/NEW YORK TRACON ADVISED JET BLUE 1198, A320, MCO – LGA, OBSERVED A STAINLESS STEEL AND GREY OR BLACK, QUADCOPTER, UAS NE BOUND AT 7,000 FEET, 10 NW OF COLTS NECK. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NJ STATE POLICE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 20, 2015 – 2228Z
A/C: JBU1198 (A320)

Summary: JBU1198 A320 A LGA ARRIVAL 7000 FT COL350R 10 DME HEADING NORTHEAST. PILOT REPORTED DRONE QUAD COPTER ON RIGHT SIDE AT 7000 FT. NO EVASIVE ACTION REQUIRED. STAINLESS STEEL, AND POSSIBLY GRAY OR BLACK. REPORTED TO NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE. REPORTED TO DEN.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB1198
Aircraft altitude: 7000 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 JetBlue Airbus A320 near Colts Neck, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Colts Neck, New Jersey on 15 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW YORK, NY/UAS INCIDENT/1517E/JFK ATCT ADVISED JET BLUE 575, A320, JFK – NEW ORLEANS, LA, REPORTED UNIDENTIFIED UAS 1,000 FEET BELOW ACFT WHILE SOUTHWEST BOUND AT 14,000 FEET OVER COLTS NECK, NJ. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NEW JERSEY PD AVIATION UNIT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 15, 2015 – 1917Z
A/C: JBU575 (A320)

Summary: JBU575 AN A320 OUT OF JFK FOR MSY FLIGHT PLANNED OVER RBV REPORTED A POSSIBLE DRONE SIGHTING OVER THE COLTS NECK VOR (COL). AIRCRAFT WAS AT 14,000 FEET AND SAID WHAT APPEARED TO BE A DRONE PASSED 1,000 FEET BELOW THE AIRCRAFT. COLOR AND TYPE UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. PILOT ASKED TO CALL N90 OMIC WHEN HE LANDS. NJ POLICE AVIATION UNIT ADVISED. DEN ADVISED. EASTER ROC ADVISED.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB575
Aircraft altitude: 14000 ft
Separation: 1000 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 Delta Air Lines Airbus A320 near Detroit, Michigan

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Detroit, Michigan on 13 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DETROIT, MI/UAS INCIDENT/1327E/DTW ATCT ADVISED DELTA 1312, A320, AT 2,500 FEET WHILE TURNING RIGHT BASE TO FINAL ON RUNWAY 4R, OBSERVED AN OFF-WHITE STATIONARY UAS 4 S DTW. WAYNE COUNTY PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for DTW
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 13, 2015 – 1715Z
A/C: DAL1312 (A320)

Summary: PILOT REPORTED POSSIBLE UAV OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT AT 2500 FEET WHILE HE WAS TURNING RIGHT BASE TO FINAL ON RWY 4R. THE OBJECT WAS STATIONARY AND OFF WHITE COLOR.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL1312
Aircraft altitude: 2500 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.