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Drone sighting by a JAL Boeing 777 near Los Angeles, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 777 near Los Angeles, California on 15 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LOS ANGELES, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1022P/LOS ANGELES ATCT REPORTED JAPAN AIR 62, B77W, AT 500 FEET ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 24R, OBSERVED A UAS OFF RIGHT SIDE OF ACFT. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN. LA COUNTY SHERIFF AERO BUREAU NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for LAX
Type: Other
Date/Time: Dec 15, 2015 – 1752Z
A/C: JAL62 (B77W)

Summary: UAS ACTIVITY, REPORTED BY JAL62 B77W, ON FINAL RY24R, 500′, RIGHT SIDE, UNKN TYPE. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LA CTY SHERIFFS NTFYD.

Aircraft: Boeing 777
Operator: JAL
Flight: JL62
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 airpox report involving a Boeing 777 near London-Heathrow

The UK Airprox Board investigated a drone near-miss reported by Boeing 777 near London-Heathrow on 22 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 80 feet.

THE B777 PILOT reports being in the climb-out from Heathrow when, on passing 2000ft, the Captain saw a silver or metallic drone pass down the right-hand-side of the aircraft at the same height. He described the drone as a Quadcopter type, silver or metallic in colour with “coke can” size cylinders at each corner. He estimated it to be 12-18 inches diameter. The aircraft was climbing, and therefore had a nose up attitude, which meant that the crew had limit forward visibility; the encounter was only fleeting as the drone passed down the right-hand-side, lasting probably 1-2 seconds. There was no time to take avoiding action.
He assessed the risk of collision as ‘High’.

Operating as he was in airspace within which he was not permitted meant that the Board considered that the cause of the Airprox was that the drone operator had flown into conflict with the B777. As is often the case with drone Airprox, the incident did not show on the NATS radars; the B777 pilot estimated that the drone was at the same height and within 25m of the B777, less than a wingspan away. Using this estimate as a guide, the Board determined that the risk was Category A, separation had been reduced to the minimum and chance had played a major part in events.

Aircraft: Boeing 777
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2000 ft
Separation: 80 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 United Air Lines Boeing 777 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 777 near Chicago, Illinois on 16 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

MOR Alert for ORD
Number: ORD-M-2015/08/16-0016
Type:
Date/Time: Aug 16, 2015 – 0038Z
A/C: UAL970 (B777)

Summary: UAL970 DEPARTED RUNWAY 28R AND TURNED TO A HEADING OF 320. UAL970 REPORTED A DRONE SIGHTING APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF ORD AT 3,500 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN. THE DEN WAS NOTIFIED ALONG WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Aircraft: Boeing 777
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight: UA970
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 a British Airways Boeing 777 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 777 near Orlando, Florida on 1 May 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS/1557E/BRITISH AIRWAYS 2036, B777, REPORTED 2 UAS AT 4,000 FEET, 9 E MCO. ACFT WAS SW BOUND TURNING SOUTH AT 4,500 FEET. THE 2 UAS WERE SMALL HELICOPTERS HOVERING. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for F11
Number: F11-M-2015/05/01-0001
Type: Other
Date/Time: May 1, 2015 – 1957Z
A/C: BAW2036 (B777)
Summary: BAW2036 B777 IS A DEPARTURE FROM MCO TO EGKK. 8 NE OF MCO CLIMBING OUT OF 045, BAW2036 REPORTED TWO DRONES FIVE TO SIX HUNDRED FEET BELOW HIM. NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS GIVEN ABOUT THE POSSIBLE UAS/DRONES, AND BAW2036 CONTINUED FLIGHT WITH A HANDOFF TO ZMA ARTCC. MCO ATCT WAS NOTIFIED REFERENCE(DEPARTURE COORIDOR). ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF AVIATION UNIT WAS IMMEDIATLY CONTACTED. ROC/DEN,MCO ATCT, ATM NTFD

Aircraft: Boeing 777
Operator: British Airways
Flight: BA2036
Aircraft altitude: 4500 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.