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Drone airpox report involving a Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near Biggin Hill Airport

The UK Airprox Board investigated a drone near-miss reported by a Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near Biggin Hill Airport on 25 June 2016. Separation distance reported as less than 200 feet.

The pilot reported that they were taking radar vectors for weather avoidance and had a high cockpit workload. The PM visually acquired a contact on the nose at a range of about 1/2nm, and estimated it to be below. He made the PF, who was in the right-hand seat, aware and within 2 seconds of the PF acquiring the contact (and 5 seconds from when the PM had first seen it), a drone passed down the right-hand-side of the aircraft, 20ft below and 30ft to the right of the cockpit position, therefore only just beyond the wing-span. The object was a day-glo orange drone with 4 rotors and an under-slung camera housing with a ‘fisheye’ lens bubble, estimated to be about 1 cubic ft. It could have been hovering, although it looked to be slowly drawing to the right.

Reported separation: 20 ft (6 m) vertical / 32 ft (10 m) horizontal.

Aircraft:  Cessna 560XL Citation XLS
Operator:
Registration:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 3000 ft
Separation: 32 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 NetJets Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near Van Nuys, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near Van Nuys, California on 20 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: VAN NUYS, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1135P/NETJETS AVIATION 565, CESSNA C56X, OBSERVED AN UNIDENTIFIED UAS WHILE ON 3 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 16R AT 2,400 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LAPD AIR SUPPORT NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Cessna 560XL Citation XLS
Operator: NetJets
Flight: EJA565
Aircraft altitude: 2400 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 Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near Teeterboro, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near Teeterboro, New Jersey on 14 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: TETERBORO, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1718E/NY TRACON ADVISED CESSNA C56X, TEB – HPN, REPORTED A YELLOW 4 BLADE UAS, AT 1,000 FEET 7 W TEB. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NJ STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Number: N90-M-2015/08/14-0001
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 14, 2015 – 2010Z
A/C: (C56X)

Summary: A C56X DEPARTED TEB RWY 24. AIRCRAFT WAS FLYING WEST NORTHWEST BOUND ON THE SID AT 2,000 FEET AND SAW A DRONE 4 BLADE YELLOW IN COLOR APPROXIMATELY 1,000 FEET BELOW. PILOT DID NOT TAKE ANY ACTION TO AVOID THE DRONE AND THE DRONE DID NOT MAKE ANY AGRESSIVE MOVES TOWARD IT. NJ POLICE ADVISED. DEN ADVISED.

Aircraft: Cessna 560XL Citation XLS
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2000 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 a Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near Los Angeles, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near Los Angeles, California on 10 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 400 feet.

MOR Alert for SCT
Number: SCT-M-2015/08/09-0005
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 10, 2015 – 0214Z
A/C: (C56X)

Summary: AIRCRAFT WAS AT 2600 JUST EAST OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, REPORTED A 3 FOOT LONG DRONE JUST OFF HIS RIGHT AND ABOUT 3000MSL, NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS NECESSARY

Aircraft: Cessna 560XL Citation XLS
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2600 ft
Separation: 400 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 Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 11 July 2015. Separation distance reported as 50 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PITTSBURGH, PA/UAS INCIDENT/1834E/PITTSBURGH APCH REPORTED CESSNA C56X, PITTSBURGH – LATROBE, PA, REPORTED COMING WITHIN 50 FEET OF A LARGE BLACK MULTI ROTOR UAS WHILE EN ROUTE AT 5,000 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. MONROEVILLE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for PIT
Number: PIT-M-2015/07/11-0003
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jul 11, 2015 – 2221Z
A/C: (C56X)

Summary: THE PILOT REPORTED THE EVENT TO THE CPC. PILOT CALLED PIT ATCT WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: APPROXIMATELY THREE FEET LONG, MULTIPLE ROTORS, HOVERING, BLACK IN COLOR, MISSED BY 50 FEET.

Aircraft: Cessna 560XL Citation XLS
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 5000 ft
Separation: 50 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 Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near San Jose, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near San Jose, California on 19 June 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/2055P/NETJETS 647, CESSNA C56X, VAN NUYS, CA-SAN JOSE, REPORTED A UAS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF HIS ACFT AT 4,000-5,000 FEET, 16.8 SE SAN JOSE. PIC DID NOT OBSERVE THE UAS. PAX, (EXPERIENCED PILOT), SAW IT OFF THEIR RIGHT WING AND ESTIMATED THE UAS SIZE AS 4 FEET BY 4 FEET AND RED AND BLACK IN COLOR. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEO NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cessna 560XL Citation XLS
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 4000-5000 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.