The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-800 near Miami, Florida on 27 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MIAMI, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1110E/MIAMI ATCT ADVISED AMERICAN 1317, B737, ORD – MIA, AT 500 FEET REPORTED UAS AT THE SAME ALTITUDE OF THE ACFT WHILE ON 1.5 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 9 MIAMI INTL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. MIAMI-DADE PD AVN UNIT NOTIFIED.
MOR Alert: AAL1317 B738 ORD-MIA. 1-2NM FINAL RY 09 RPTD DRONE AT 005′ CROSSED HIS FLIGHT PATH. NO DESCRIPTIVE DETAILS NOTED BY FLIGHTCREW. INCIDENT WAS WITHIN CLASS B. NO INVASIVE ACTIONS RQD. MDPD AVIAT UNIT NTFD.
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Operator: American Airlines
Aircraft altitude: 500 ft
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.