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Drone near-miss reported involving a Boeing 737 near Roma-Ciampino Airport

Boeing 737 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Roma-Ciampino Airport on 2 February 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

The flight crew of a Boeing 737 reported a drone while on 6,5 NM final approach to runway 15.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1500 ft
Separation: unknown
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 near-miss reported involving a Boeing 737 near Roma-Ciampino Airport

Boeing 737 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Roma-Ciampino Airport on 29 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

The flight crew of a Boeing 737 reported a drone while on 3,5 NM final approach to runway 15.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: ft
Separation: unknown
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 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.

Boeing 737 involved in drone near miss incident near Leeds/Bradford Airport

The pilot of a Boeing 737 reported a near miss with a drone while on final approach to runway 32 at Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), U.K. on July 9, 2015

The aircraft was passing through 1800 feet on the ILS at the time. Both crew saw a black and white, 4-rotor helicopter type drone to the left of them. The drone was seen too late to take avoiding action and passed abeam them. The assessed the risk of collision as ‘Medium’.

Members of the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) agreed that, even had they been operating using first-person view (FPV), the quadcopter operator should neither have allowed the drone to fly above 1000 feet nor operate over a built-up area. Therefore, because the drone was being flown inappropriately, they determined the cause of the Airprox to be that the drone had been flown into conflict with the B737.
For the drone to have been identified specifically as a black and white 4-rotor drone this indicated that it was probably closer than the pilots’ estimate of 300m. As a result, the Board considered that, in this case, it was therefore likely that safety margins had been much reduced below the normal.

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 Boeing 737 near Washington, District of Columbia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Washington, District of Columbia on 30 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DCA/UAS INCIDENT/1525E/AMERICAN 240, B737, OBSERVED A SMALL BLACK UAS 9 SSE DCA, ACFT WAS WESTBOUND AT 2,500 FEET, UAS WAS APPROXIMATELY 500 FEET BELOW AT 2,000 FEET HEADING EASTBOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

FOLLOW UP INFO (LEO) FROM FAA OPS: DCA/UAS INCIDENT/1549E/AMERICAN 240, B737, OBSERVED A SMALL BLACK UAS 9 SSE DCA, ACFT WAS WESTBOUND AT 2,500 FEET, UAS WAS APPROXIMATELY 500 FEET BELOW AT 2,000 FEET HEADING EASTBOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. PRINCE GEORGE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for PCT
Type: A/C entered airspace on other than expected/intended altitude/route/speed or without a point-out or handoff.
Date/Time: Oct 30, 2015 – 1928Z
A/C: AAL240 (B737)

Summary: DCA#2: AT 1928Z, AAL240, B737, DCA165/7, 2,500′, WEST BOUND, REPORTED A BLACK DRONE, EAST BOUND, 2,000′. PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY MD STATE POLICE WERE NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA240
Aircraft altitude: 2500 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 a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Atlanta, Georgia on 17 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATL/UAS INCIDENT/1745E/ATLANTA TRACON ADVISED DELTA 1754, B737, LAX – ATL, OBSERVED A UAS AT 12,500 FEET, 30 NW OF ATL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for A80
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 17, 2015 – 2145Z
A/C: DAL1754 (B737)

Summary: DRONE SIGHTING – DAL1754, B739, WAS DESCENDING THROUGH 13,500′ AND REPORTED A DRONE OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDING OUT OF APPROX 12,500′. NO EVASSIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN BY AIRCRAFT AND THE PILOT COULD NOT TELL THE DIRECTION OR COLOR OF THE DRONE. ROC NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL1754
Aircraft altitude: 13500 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 Boeing 737 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Chicago, Illinois on 28 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHICAGO, IL/UAS INCIDENT/1225C/AMERICAN 331, B737, REPORTED SEEING A UAS AT 1,300 FEET 2 E ORD. FBI WAS NOTIFIED. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

MOR Alert for ORD
Type:
Date/Time: Sep 28, 2015 – 1716Z
A/C: AAL331 (B737)

Summary: AAL331 REPORTED A DRONE AT AAPROX 1300FT AND APPROX 2 MILES EAST OF OHARE UNDER THE 27L FINAL. SEVERAL SUBSEQUENT AIRCRAFT REPORTED IT ALSO. DEN AND CITY AUTHORITIES NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA331
Aircraft altitude: 1300 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 a Boeing 737 near Pisa Airport

Boeing 737 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Pisa Airport on 26 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

The flight crew of a Boeing 737 reported a drone at 1000 ft while on departure from runway 04R.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1000 ft
Separation: unknown
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 Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 near San Francisco, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near San Francisco, California on 24 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 600 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN FRANCISCO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TRACON REPORTED ALASKA 247, B737, AT 3,300 FEET ON 9 MILE FINAL FOR SFO, OBSERVED A SMALL, ROUND UAS PASS APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS OFF STARBOARD WING. NO EVASIVE ACTIONS WAS TAKEN. SAN MATEO PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for NCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 25, 2015 – 0042Z
A/C: ASA247 (B737)

Summary: ASA247/B737 REPORTED A SMALL ROUND UAS APPROXIMATELY 200 YDS TO THEIR LEFT AT 3,300 WHILE ON A NINE MILE FINAL TO SFO. SAN MATEO COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: Alaska Airlines
Flight: AS247
Aircraft altitude: 3300 ft
Separation: 600 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.