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Drone sighting by a United Air Lines Boeing 737 near Commerce, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Commerce, California on 26 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: COMMERCE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1926E/SOCAL TRACON ADVISED UNITED 1004, B737, SFO – LAX, OBSERVED A GREEN, SQUARE, UAS AT 3,000 FEET, VCNTY OF COMMERCE, CA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LAPD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for SCT
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Aug 26, 2015 – 2130Z
A/C: UAL1004 (B737)

Summary: PILOT REPORTED GREEN SQUARE DRONE NEAR CITY OF COMMERCE. LAXT NOTIFIED. LAPD CALLED, NO RESPONSE.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight: UA1004
Aircraft altitude: 3000 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.