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Drone sighting by a Skywest Canadair CRJ-200 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Canadair CRJ-200 near Chicago, Illinois on 23 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORD/UAS INCIDENT/1955C/ORD ATCT ADVISED SKYWEST 4976, CRJ2, BDL – ORD, OBSERVED A RED UAS E BOUND AT 2,000 FEET WHILE ON 4.5 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 27L. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. CHICAGO PD NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Canadair CRJ-200
Operator: Skywest
Flight: SKW4976
Aircraft altitude: 2000 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 GoJet CRJ-700 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a CRJ-700 near Chicago, Illinois on 29 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHICAGO, IL/UAS INCIDENT/0937C/ORD ATCT REPORTED AN UNIDENTIFIED ACFT OBSERVED A POSSIBLE QUADCOPTER OPERATING BETWEEN RUNWAY’S 28R AND 28C 4 AT 1,500 FEET MILES EAST OF ORD ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTIONS TAKEN. LOCAL CHICAGO PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for ORD
Type:
Date/Time: Oct 29, 2015 – 1437Z
A/C: GJS3619 (CRJ7)

Summary: GJS3619 REPORTED LARGE STATIONARY DRONE AT 1500FT OPERATING 3 1/2- 4M EAST OF ORD BETWEEN THE RY28C RY28R FINAL APPROACH COURSE. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKE.CITY OCC ROC DEN NOTIFIED

Aircraft: CRJ-700
Operator: GoJet
Flight: GJS3619
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 a Republic Airlines Embraer ERJ-170 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-170 near Chicago, Illinois on 9 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHICAGO, IL /UAS INCIDENT/1821C/CHICAGO TRACON REPORTED REPUBLIC AIRLINES 4322, E170, AT 3,000 FEET ON 8 MILE FINAL ORD OBSERVED A RED UAS AT 2,000 FEET TRAVELING WESTBOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. FBI NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for C90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 9, 2015 – 2315Z
A/C: RPA4322 (E170)

Summary: AT 2315Z, POSSIBLE DRONE EVENT 8 MILES WEST OF ORD. RPA4322/E170 AT 3000′ ON FINAL FOR ORD RWY 10C REPORTED A POSSIBLE RED DRONE AT 2000′ OPPOSITE DIRECTION (WESTBOUND) MOVING FAST. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN. NO OTHER SIGHTINGS REPORTED BY OTHER AIRCRAFT. DEN, FBI & ROC NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: Republic Airlines
Flight: RPA4322
Aircraft altitude: 3000 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 Delta Air Lines Airbus A319 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A319 near Chicago, Illinois on 6 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHICAGO, IL/UAS INCIDENT/0917C/CHICAGO ARTCC REPORTED DELTA 1545, A319, ATL-MDW, ENCOUNTERED UAS OR LARGE BIRD WHILE NW BOUND AT 13,000 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL1545
Aircraft altitude: 13000 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 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 sighting by a Cessna 182 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 182 near Chicago, Illinois on 26 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHICAGO, IL/UAS INCIDENT/1546C/ CESSNA C182, REPORTED UNIDENTIFIED UAS 10 W MIDWAY ARPT AT 2,000 FEET. UNKN IF LEO WAS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for MDW
Type:
Date/Time: Sep 26, 2015 – 2046Z
A/C: DRONE (UNK)

Summary: A VFR AIRCRAFT FLYING 10 MI WEST OF MDW, REPORTED A DRONE AT 020. NO OTHER INFORMATION KNOWN.

Aircraft: Cessna 182
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2000 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 Bombardier Challenger 300 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Bombardier Challenger 300 near Chicago, Illinois on 23 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHICAGO, IL /UAS INCIDENT/1249C/CHICAGO TRACON REPORTED LJ AVIATION 228, BOMBARDIER CL30, OBSERVED A UAS 17 EAST OF CHICAGO. NO DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE, NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. FBI NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for C90
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Aug 23, 2015 – 1733Z
A/C: LJY228 (CL30)

Summary: A DRONE WAS REPORTED BY LJY228, CL30 APPROXIMATELY 17 MILES EAST OF ORD AT 4,000 FT AT 1733Z. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN BY LJY228. DEN, FBI AND ROC NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Bombardier Challenger 300
Operator:
Flight: LJY228
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 Alitalia Airbus A330-200 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A330-200 near Chicago, Illinois on 16 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHICAGO, IL/UAS INCIDENT/1545C/CHICAGO O’HARE ATCT ADVISED ITALY REGISTERED ALITALIA 629, A332, ORD – ROME, ITALY, REPORTED AN UNIDENTIFIED UAS WHILE NORTHEAST BOUND AT 7,200 FEET 12 NE OF ORD. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. UNKN IF LEOS WERE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for C90
Number: C90-M-2015/08/16-0007
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 16, 2015 – 2045Z
A/C: AZA629 (B763)

Summary: AZA629 DEPARTED ORD NORTHEAST BOUND AND REPORTED A DRONE AT 7200′ 12 NE OF ORD. THE PILOT DID NOT REPORT TAKING EVASIVE ACTION. DEN AND ROC NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A330-200
Operator: Alitalia
Flight: AZ629
Aircraft altitude: 7200 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 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 an ExpressJet Embraer ERJ-135 near Chicago, Illinois

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-135 near Chicago, Illinois on 11 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHICAGO, IL/UAS INCIDENT/1956C/CHICAGO APPROACH ADVISED EXPRESS JET 6072, EMBRAER E135, IND – ORD, REPORTED A WHITE HELO TYPE UAS BELOW AND TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE COCKPIT WHILE EASTBOUND AT 700 FEET 2 W ORD. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. WOODDALE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for ORD
Number: ORD-M-2015/08/11-0002
Type:
Date/Time: Aug 11, 2015 – 0056Z
A/C: ASQ6072 (E45X)

Summary: PILOT REPORTED A DRONE ON APPROXIMATELY TWO MILE FINAL AT 700 AGL. DEN NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-135
Operator: ExpressJet
Flight: ASQ6072
Aircraft altitude: 700 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.