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Drone sighting by an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 near Miami, Florida

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
Flight: AA1317
Aircraft altitude: 500 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 MD-83 near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a MD-83 near Dallas, Texas on 17 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MCKINNEY ARPT, DALLAS, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1104C/DALLAS FORT WORTH TRACON REPORTED AMERICAN 248, MD83, OBSERVED A UAS AT 5,000 FEET, 2 FEET IN DIAMETER, NO COLOR GIVEN, 6 W MCKINNEY ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DALLAS FORT WORTH NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for D10
Type:
Date/Time: Jan 17, 2016 – 1704Z
A/C: AAL248 (MD83)

Summary: 1704Z DFW SOUTH FLOW VFR THE PILOT OF AAL248/MD83 REPORTED UAS ACTIVITY APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES WEST OF TKI AS THEY WERE DESCENDING FROM 6000′. THE PILOT REPORTED THE DRONE TO BE ABOUT 2 FEET IN DIAMETER AND APPROXIMATELY 1000′ BELOW THEM. DFW DPS, DEN AND ROC ADVISED.

Aircraft: MD-83
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA248
Aircraft altitude: 6000 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 an American Airlines MD-82 near Louisville, Kentucky

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a MD-82 near Louisville, Kentucky on 1 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LOUISVILLE, KY/UAS INCIDENT/1508E/SDF ATCT REPORTED AMERICAN 1251, MD82, SDF – DFW, ENCOUNTERED A MULTI ROTOR UAS 500 FEET BELOW WHILE HEADING N AT 3,000 FEET 4 N SDF. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. KY STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SDF
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jan 1, 2016 – 1948Z
A/C: AAL1251 (MD82)

Summary: AAL1251 DEPARTED RUNWAY 35L ON THE APALO3 DEPARTURE AND REPORTED SEEING A MULTIROTOR UAS WHEN CLIMBING OUT OF 3000 FEET. THE UAS WAS REPORTED TO BE BEWTWEEN 2500 AND 3000 FEET. THE LOCATION WAS SAID TO BE SOUTH OF THE OHIO RIVER OR BETWEEN 4-5 MILES NORTH OF SDF. THE PROPER AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED VIA CHECKLIST.

Aircraft: MD-82
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA1251
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 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 sighting by an American Airlines Boeing 737 near San Juan, Puerto Rico

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near San Juan, Puerto Rico on 4 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JUAN, PR/UAS INCIDENT/0043L/AMERICAN 1311, B737, REPORTED SEEING A UAS WITH RED AND GREEN NAV LIGHTS AT 600 FEET 2 W SAN JUAN. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. SAN JUAN PD WAS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SJU
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 5, 2015 – 0430Z
A/C: AAL1311 (B737)

Summary: PILOT REPORTED AND UNAUTHORIZED SMALL DRONE, 2 MILES WEST OF SJU. 600 FEET. RED AND GREEN NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS. AIRCRAFT LANDED SAFELY. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. FURA POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND ZSU WERE NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA1311
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.

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 an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 near New York City, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-800 near New York City, New York on 11 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: JFK/UAS INCIDENT/1516E/JFK ATCT ADVISED AMERICAN 44, B738, SEA-JFK, REPORTED 2 WHITE QUADCOPTERS AT 500 FEET WHILE ON 3 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 31R JFK. QUADCOPTERS WERE HOVERING OR SW BOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. NYPD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for JFK
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Nov 11, 2015 – 2004Z
A/C: AAL44 (B738)

Summary: AAL44 B738 3 MILE FINAL FOR RY 31R, PILOT REPORTED 2 WHITE DRONES 4 PROPELLERS ON EACH 500FT EITHER HOVERING OR SW BOUND.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA44
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 American Airlines Airbus A319 near New Orleans, Louisiana

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A319 near New Orleans, Louisiana on 8 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW ORLEANS, LA/UAS INCIDENT/1514C/MSY ATCT ADVISED AMERICAN 2045, A319, CHARLOTTE, NC – MSY, REPORTED AN UNIDENTIFIED METALLIC UAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ACFT 3,500 FEET 7 SE MSY. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. JEFFERSON PARISH NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for MSY
Type:
Date/Time: Nov 8, 2015 – 2114Z
A/C: AAL2045 (A319)

Summary: AT 2114Z THE PILOT REPORTED A POSSIBLE METTALIC COLLERED DRONE AT 35OOFT OFF HIS RIGHT WING. OBJECT DID NOT APPEAR TO BE IN MOTION. DEN NOTIFIED. JEFFERSON PARISH SHERRIFS OFFICE NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA2045
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 an American Airlines Boeing 737 near Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Santa Ana, California on 1 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1700P/SNA ATCT REPORTED AMERICAN 227, B737, ORD – SNA, AT 1,500 FEET OBSERVED A UAS TO HIS LEFT AND ABOVE HIM WHILE SOUTH BOUND 3 N SNA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: AAL227 REPORTED SIGHTING AN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM OFF HIS LEFT SIDE AND ABOVE HIS ALTITUDE AS HE PASSED 3 MILE FINAL INBOUND ON THE APPROACH DECENDING THROUGH 1500 FEET. HE DID NOT MAKE ANY EVASIVE MANUVERS

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA227
Aircraft altitude: 1500 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 A319 near Charlotte, North Carolina

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A319 near Charlotte, North Carolina on 31 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 1500-2000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHARLOTTE, NC/UAS INCIDENT/1330E/CHARLOTTE APPROACH REPORTED AMERICAN 319, OBSERVED A SMALL YELLOW UAS, 7 SOUTHEAST OF CLT AT 5,000 FEET, WHILE SOUTHBOUND. UAS WAS AT 3,000 -3,500 FEET, NORTHWEST BOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NO LEO NOTIFICATION.

CORRECTION INFO (FLIGHT #) FROM FAA OPS: CHARLOTTE, NC/UAS INCIDENT/1330E/CHARLOTTE APPROACH REPORTED AMERICAN 2069, 319, OBSERVED A SMALL YELLOW UAS, 7 SOUTHEAST OF CLT AT 5,000 FEET, WHILE SOUTHBOUND. UAS WAS AT 3,000 -3,500 FEET, NORTHWEST BOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NO LEO NOTIFICATION.

MOR Alert for CLT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 31, 2015 – 1730Z
A/C: AAL2069 (A319)

Summary: DRONE REPORTED, BY AAL2069, A319, WHILE 7 MILES SOUTHEASR OF CLT DESCENDING OUT OF 5000. THE PILOT REPORTED THE DRONES ALTITUDE TO BE 3000-3500 FT NORTHWESTBOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN BY THE PILOT. DEN/ ROC/ATM NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA2069
Aircraft altitude: 5000 ft
Separation: 1500-2000 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.