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Drone airpox report involving a Boeing 747 near London Heathrow Airport

The UK Airprox Board investigated a drone near-miss reported by a Boeing 747  near London Heathrow Airport on 23 June 2016. Separation distance reported as less than 200 feet.

The 747 pilot reported that he was inbound to Heathrow and positioning downwind at 4000ft when a drone passed over the nose of the aircraft, about 100ft above. No avoiding action was taken.

Reported separation: 100 ft (30 m) vertical / 0 ft (0 m) horizontal.

Aircraft:  Boeing 747
Operator:
Registration:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 4000 ft
Separation: 100 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 a Qantas Boeing 747 near Los Angeles, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 747 near Los Angeles, California on 31 May 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LAX/UAS INCIDENT/1400P/LAX ATCT REPORTED AUSTRALIA REGISTERED QANTAS 95, B747, ENCOUNTERED A “MINI BLIMP” UAS AT 1,500 FEET ON 4 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 24R LAX. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LA COUNTY SHERIFF

Aircraft: Boeing 747
Operator: Qantas
Flight: QF95
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.