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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 sighting by an American Airlines Airbus A321 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A321 near Orlando, Florida on 22 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1139E/MCO ATCT REPORTED AMERICAN 1905, A321, OBSERVED A UAS WHILE ON 6 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 17L AT 2,600 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NO DESCRIPTION OF UAS GIVEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF AVIATION UNIT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for MCO
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 22, 2015 – 1633Z
A/C: AAL1905 (A321)

Summary: AAL1905 A321 REPORTED POSSIBLE DRONE/BALLON AT 2600FT ON LOC, ABOVE GLIDE PATH, RWY 17L. DEN AND ORANGE CO SHERIFF DEPT NOTIFIED AT 1640Z.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA1905
Aircraft altitude: 2600 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 a Monarch Airlines Airbus A321 near London-Heathrow Airport

The UK Airprox Board investigated a drone near-miss reported by Monarch Airlines Airbus A321 near London-Heathrow Airport on 28 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 80 feet.

On 28 November 2015, the pilot of an Airbus A321 reported conducting a normal ILS Approach to RW26L at London-Gatwick Airport. The Captain was flying (PF) and the reporting pilot was pilot monitoring (PM). At 100ft agl he saw what he assumed was a bird hovering at about that height above the RW26L touchdown markers, on the centreline, which did not warrant mentioning. He kept watching, with increasing suspicion as the object remained in the same spot in the front cockpit window, hovering, entirely stationary, and not ‘flapping’, unlike a bird. At about 30ft agl, when just about to land, he realised it was a drone with a dark/black colour frame. He lost sight of the drone at 20ft agl and continued for a normal landing. He noted that there was not enough time to state or discuss the sighting with the PF at such a critical phase of flight.

Reported separation: 80 ft (24 m) vertical / 0 ft horizontal.
Flight involved: ZB265 Alicante (ALC) – London-Gatwick (LGW); Airbus A321 G-ZBAM

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: Monarch Airlines
Flight: ZB265
Aircraft altitude: 100 ft
Separation: 80 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 A321 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A321 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 26 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHL/UAS INCIDENT/0847E/PHL ATCT ADVISED AMERICAN 679, A321, PHL-ORD, REPORTED A UAS AT 9,500 FEET, 14.5 N PHL. ACFT WAS AT 10,000 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. PHILADELPHIA PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for PHL
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 26, 2015 – 1233Z
A/C: AAL679 (A321)

Summary: AAL679 WAS LEVEL AT 100′ 10-15 SE OF PTW AND OBSERVED WHAT THEY DETERMINED TO BE A DRONE MOVING EASTBOUND ROUGHLY 050′ TO 010′ BELOW THEM.

MOR Alert for PHL
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 26, 2015 – 1235Z
A/C: AAL679 (A321)

Summary: AAL679, A321, 14.76MI NORTH OF PHL REPORTED A DRONE @ 9500FT. AAL679 WAS CLIMBING OUT OF 10K FOR 12K. NO ISSUE ON FLIGHT. PHL POLICE AND DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA679
Aircraft altitude: 10000 ft
Separation: 500 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 an American Airlines Airbus A321 near Los Angeles, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A321 near Los Angeles, California on 24 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LOS ANGELES, CA /UAS INCIDENT/1448P/LAX ATCT REPORTED AMERICAN 2479 A321, OBSERVED A BLACK UAS AT 1,200 FEET OFF THE LEFT SIDE ON FINAL LAX. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

MOR Alert for LAX3
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 24, 2015 – 2148Z
A/C: AAL2479 (A321)

Summary: DRONE REPORT: AAL2479 A321, RY25L FINAL @ 1200′, REPORTED BLACK DRONE OFF LEFT WING EASTBOUND, SIZE AND TYPE UNKNOWN, NO DAMAGE REPORTED. CODED SIGNIFICANT EVENT AS PER DRONE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. NO ASSISTANCE REQUIRED, ACN.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA2479
Aircraft altitude: 1200 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 near-miss reported involving an Airbus A321 near Torino Airport

Airbus A321 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Torino Airport on 20 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

The flight crew of an A321 reported a drone while on a 10 NM final approach to runway 36.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: ft
Separation: 100 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 an American Airlines Airbus A321 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A321 near Atlanta, Georgia on 13 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA /UAS INCIDENT/1837E/ATL APPROACH REPORTED AMERICAN 475, A321, OBSERVED A UAS AT 3,500 FEET TRAVELING SW BOUND 7.2 WEST ATL. FULTON COUNTY POLICE DEPT NOTIFIED.

CORRECTION INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA /UAS INCIDENT/1855E/ATL APPROACH REPORTED AMERICAN 475, A321, OBSERVED A UAS AT 3,500 FEET TRAVELING SW BOUND 7.2 WEST ATL. AMERICAN 475, HAD TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID COLLISION WITH UAS. FULTON COUNTY POLICE DEPT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for A80
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 13, 2015 – 2207Z
A/C: AAL475 (A321)

Summary: AAL475 DEPARTED ATL ENROUTE TO CLT ON THE DOOLY EIGHT RNAV DEPARTURE AND REPORTED JUST MISSING A DRONE WHILE FLYING SW BOUND JUST PRIOR TO FUTBL WAYPOINT WHILE CLIMBING OUT OF 3,500′. FULTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT, ROC AND DEN ADVISED.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA475
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 a Spirit Airbus A321 near New York, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A321 near New York, New York on 28 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW YORK, NY/UAS INCIDENT/1904E/NEW YORK TRACON ADVISED SPIRIT 174, CRJ2, HOLLYWOOD, FL – LA GUARDIA, OBSERVED A UAS AT 3,000 FEET, VCNTY CENTRAL PARK. EVASIVE ACTION NOT REPORTED. NYPD AVIATION NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 28, 2015 – 2255Z
A/C: (A321)

Summary: A321, REPORTS A DRONE OVER CENTRAL PARK AT 3000 FEET. PILOT WILL CALL N90 AFTER LANDING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. DEN, ROC AND NYPD ADVISED.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: Spirit
Flight: NKS174
Aircraft altitude: 3000 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 A321 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A321 near Chicago, Illinois on 5 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

MOR Alert for ZAU
Number: ZAU-M-2015/08/05-0003
Type:
Date/Time: Aug 5, 2015 – 2028Z
A/C: AAL629 (A321/L)

Summary: AAL629 reported 6 bladed drone OXI307023 aircraft was at 14900 and reported drone 200 feet above.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA629
Aircraft altitude: 14900 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 an American Airlines Airbus A321 near New York, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A321 near New York, New York on 2 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 300 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: JFK/UAS INCIDENT/1410E/AMERICAN 292, A321, REPORTED SEEING A UAS 300 FEET BELOW WHILE HEADING 2 NNE EAST SANDY HOOK ARPT AT 3,000 FEET. DESCRIPTION OF UAS WAS A QUAD COPTER, ORANGE IN COLOR. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NEW JERSEY STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Number: N90-M-2015/08/02-0005
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 2, 2015 – 1810Z
A/C: AAL292 (A321)

Summary: AAL292 A321 JFK ARRIVAL AT 3000 FEET HEADING 030 2 EAST SANDY HOOK N.J. REPORTED DRONE 300 FEET BELOW AIRCRAFT. QUAD COPTER ORANGE. REPORTED NJ STATE POLICE. DEN ADVISED.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA292
Aircraft altitude: 3000 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.