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Drone near-miss reported involving an aircraft near Charlotte, NC

aircraft was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Charlotte, NC on 12 March 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

Two passenger aircraft reported passing close to drones while on final approach to runway 23. Time between 18:15 and 18:45.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2300 ft
Separation: unknown
Source: http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/2-planes-report-nearly-striking-drones-in-charlotte/84029876


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 aircraft near San Diego, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near San Diego, California on 3 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

MOR Alert: 1/2 MILE INSIDE LAKE MURRAY @ 1800′ AGL PILOT’S WIFE REPORTED DRONE 500′ BELOW. SILVER 1’X1′ QUADCOPTER. NO TCAS MANEUVER, NO OTHER COMMENTS OR CONCERNS.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1800 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 aircraft near Wichita, Kansas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near Wichita, Kansas on 2 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WICHITA, KS/UAS INCIDENT/1146C/WICHITA APCH REPORTED UNKN ACFT TYPE, OBSERVED A UAS AT 2,100 FEET 5 NW JABARA ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NO LEO NOTIFICATION.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2100 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 aircraft near Oxford, Mississippi

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near Oxford, Mississippi on 20 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: OXFORD, MS/UAS INCIDENT/1635C/UOX FBO ADVISED 2 ACFT REPORTED A UAS AT APPROXIMATELY 1,000 FEET ON LEFT DOWNWIND AT UOX. OXFORD PD NOTIFIED. NO DESCRIPTION OR EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED

MOR Alert for ZME
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Nov 20, 2015 – 2235Z
A/C:

Summary: UOX FBO advised that 2 aircraft had reported a drone at approximately 1,000 ft on left downwind at UOX. Oxford MS police department contacted. Den and ROC advised.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
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 an aircraft near Lakeland, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near Lakeland, Florida on 14 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LAKELAND, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1840E/VANS RV7, REPORTED NMAC WITH AN UNIDENTIFIED UAS AT 3,000 FEET 8 E LAKELAND ARPT. CLOSEST PROXIMITY NOT REPORTED. LEO NOTIFICATION UNKN.

MOR Alert for LAL
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Nov 14, 2015 – 1806Z
A/C:(AC14)

Summary: PILOT AT 1806Z THE PILOT REPORTED A NMAC WITH A DRONE ON THE LAL VORTAC 100 RADIAL AT 8DME AT 3000FT..NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
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 aircraft near Plymouth, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near Plymouth, Massachusetts on 13 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PLYMOUTH, MA/UAS INCIDENT/0904E/PROVIDENCE APPROACH ADVISED AN UNIDENTIFIED VFR ACFT REPORTED A UAS AT 3,500 FEET, 5 SW PLYMOUTH. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NO DESCRIPTION OF UAS PROVIDED. LEO NOT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for PVD
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Nov 13, 2015 – 1404Z
A/C:

Summary: VFR AIRCRAFT NOT RECEIVING SERVICES CONTACTED PVD APPROACH TO REPORT A UAS SIGHTING 1000FT BELOW HIS AIRCRAFT AT ABOUT 3500FT. THE SIGHTING TOOK PLACE 5NM SW OF THE PYM AIRPORT. NO DESCRIPTION WAS GIVEN. THE PILOT DID NOT REPORT HAVING TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID. NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE. LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS NOT NOTIFIED. DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 3500 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 United Air Lines aircraft near Jacksonville, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near Jacksonville, Florida on 7 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

MOR Alert: UAL325 REPORTED SEEING SOMETHING FLY JUST ABOVE THEM AT 14,500 CLIMBING OUT OF TPA. THE PILOT SAID HE SAW IT AT THE LAST MINUTE AND COULD NOT DISCERN WHETHER IT WAS A BIRD OR DRONE ONLY THAT IT WAS A WHITE OBJECT. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS NECESSARY BY THE AIRCREW.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight: UA235
Aircraft altitude: 14500 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 aircraft near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near Newark, New Jersey on 6 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: EWR/UAS INCIDENT/0950E/EWR ATCT REPORTED UNKN ACFT ENCOUNTERED A UAS OPERATING AT 800 FEET IN THE HUDSON RIVER EXCLUSION BETWEEN THE LINCOLN TUNNEL AND GW BRIDGE. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEOS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for EWR
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Oct 6, 2015 – 1350Z
A/C:

Summary: AN UNKNOWN A/C REPORTED AN UAS (DRONE) AT NORTH HUDSON PARK NEAR THE BOAT BASIN AT 800′. WE TRIED TO GET MORE INFO BUT A/C LEFT THE FREQUENCY. NORTH HUDSON PARK IS IN THE HUDSON RIVER EXCLUSION, BETWEEN LINCOLN TUNNEL AND GW BRIDGE ON NJ SIDE.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 800 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 Monarch Aviation aircraft near Addison, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near Addison, Texas on 2 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ADDISON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1315C/ADDISON ATCT REPORTED A STUDENT PILOT (ACFT REGISTRATION/TYPE UNKN) ENCOUNTERED A UAS NORTH OF ADDISON IN THE PROPER/DALLAS PARKWAY AREA. PILOT TURNED RIGHT 30 DEGREES TO AVOID THE BLACK 2 FT BY 1 FT UAS. ADDISON PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for ADS
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Oct 2, 2015 – 2338Z
A/C: UNKN

Summary: Student pilot at Monarch Aviation, called via landline to report UAS/Drone North of ADS in the Prosper/Dallas Parkway and FM 1461 area at approx. 2215z. PILOT was flying VFR saw the UAS and turned right approx 30 degrees to avoid the UAS. He stated the UAS was approx 2ft by 1ft and black in color. He did not wish to file a NMAC when asked.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator: Monarch Aviation
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 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 aircraft near Cleveland, Ohio

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near Cleveland, Ohio on 7 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

MOR Alert: PILOT WAS FLYING APPROXIMATELY 4 MILES N-NW OF CLE, SW-BOUND, 1900 FEET MSL, WHEN PILOT OBSERVED A DRONE, A SMALL, REMOTE CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT. IT HAD A STREAMER/RIBBON OF APPROXIMATELY 5 FEET HANGING BELOW. DRONE APPEARED TO BE EASTBOUND, ABOUT 200 FEET BELOW THE AIRCRAFT ALTITUDE, AND ESTIMATED 500 FEET TO THE NORTH. CALL RECEIVED AT CLE TOWER ON RECORDED PHONE, AT 2305z.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1900 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.