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Drone sighting by a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900 near Los Angeles, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-900 near Los Angeles, California on 4 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LAX/UAS INCIDENT/1000P/SOCAL TRACON ADVISED DELTA 1962, B737, OBSERVED AN UNIDENTIFED UAS AT 4,500 FEET 10 NE LAX ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LAPD AIR DIVISION NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for SCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jan 4, 2016 – 1800Z
A/C: DAL1962 (B739)

Summary: Drone reported on the north downwind to LAX, approximately 10NM northeast of LAX at 4,500. No evasive action done. LAPD Air Division notified. DEN notified.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-900
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL1962
Aircraft altitude: 4500 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 Delta Air Lines Boeing 717 near Detroit, Michigan

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 717 near Detroit, Michigan on 13 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DETROIT, MI/UAS INCIDENT/1303E/DETROIT TRACON REPORTED DELTA 2017, B712, AT 5,500 FEET, OBSERVED A BLACK UAS 18 MILES NORTH DETROIT METRO ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTIONS WAS TAKEN. TSA NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for D21
Type: A/C operated at Altitude/Route/Speed other than expected/intended (Includes TCAS RA – No Loss/spillout)
Date/Time: Dec 13, 2015 – 1755Z
A/C: DAL2917 (B717)

Summary: DAL 2017 REPORTED SEEING A DRONE OFF HIS RIGHT SIDE ABOUT 18 MILE NORTH OF DTW AT 1755Z. PILOT COULD NOT DESCRIBE THE TYPE OF DRONE, JUST THAT IT WAS, “A GOOD SIZED DRONE.” THE PILOT ALSO SAID IT WAS STATIONARY, POSSIBLY MOVING NORTHBOUND AND THAT IS WAS BLACK IN COLOR. DEN & TSA NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 717
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL2017
Aircraft altitude: 5500 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 Delta Air Lines Airbus A320 near Mather, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Mather, California on 30 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 800 feet.

MOR Alert for NCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 30, 2015 – 0044Z
A/C: DAL736 (A320)

Summary: DAL736 REPORTED A DRONE LIKE OBJECT AT APPROXIMATELY 10,000 FT WHEN CLIMBING THROUGH 10,800 FT. THE LOCATION WAS ESTIMATED

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL736
Aircraft altitude: 10800 ft
Separation: 800 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 Boeing 737-800 near New York, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-800 near New York, New York on 25 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 100-200 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: JFK/UAS INCIDENT/1533E/JFK ATCT REPORTED DELTA 401, B737, LUIS MUNOZ MARIN ARPT, SAN JUAN, PR – JFK, OBSERVED A WHITE UAS WHILE AT 1,300 FEET ON 4 MILE FINAL TO RUNWAY 13L. UAS WAS 100-200 FEET BELOW ACFT HEADING WESTBOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NYPD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for JFK
Type:
Date/Time: Nov 25, 2015 – 2023Z
A/C: DAL401 (B738)

Summary: DAL401, B738, AN ARRIVAL TO 13L. PILOT REPORTED SEEING A WHITE DRONE AT 1100FT TO 1200FT. AT INTERSECTION WIRKO ON THE RNAV APPROACH. IT WAS AT 4 MILES SW OF JFK. NYPD HELO’S WERE ADVISED . DEN WAS ADVISED. MANAGEMENT WAS ADVISED AT N90 APPROACH. THIS HAPPENED AT 2023Z.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL401
Aircraft altitude: 1300 ft
Separation: 100-200 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 MD-90 near Rochester, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a MD-90 near Rochester, New York on 15 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 10-15 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ROCHESTER, NY/UAS EVENT/1044C/DELTA 1370, MD90 OBSERVED A BLACK METALLIC UAS WITH 4 PROPELLERS 10 TO 15 FEET OFF LEFT SIDE AT 2,500 FEET, 7 ENE ROC. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. MONROE SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for ROC
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Nov 15, 2015 – 1600Z
A/C: DAL1370

Summary:DAL1370 SAW AN OBJECT 10-15 FT FROM THE AIRCRAFT AT 2500 FT, INITIALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A BIRD BUT THEN SAW 4 PROPELLERS AND REALIZED IT WAS A UAV. THE AIRCRAFT HAD JUST STARTED A LEFT TURN TOWARDS THE AIRPORT AND DID NOT HAVE TIME TO DO ANY EVASIVE MANEUVERS. THE FO DESCRIBED THE UAV AS SHINY BLACK METALLIC. IT WAS AT THE SOUTHERN TIP OF IRONDEQUOIT BAY (ROC073007). MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED VIA 911. DEN/CU NOTIFIED. ROC NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: MD-90
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL1370
Aircraft altitude: 2500 ft
Separation: 10-15 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 Boeing 757-200 near Fort Myers, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 757-200 near Fort Myers, Florida on 5 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: FORT MYERS, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1557E/DELTA 2245, B757, REPORTED SEEING A UAS AT 3,500 FEET 7 NE RSW. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEE COUNTY SHERIFF WAS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for RSW
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Nov 5, 2015 – 2057Z
A/C: DAL2245 (B757)

Summary: DAL2245 DEPARTED RSW AND SPOTTED A DRONE 7 MILES NE ON THE 010 RADIAL OF RSW VOR AROUND 3,500FT AT 2057Z. DAL2245, A BOEING 757, DID NOT NEED ANY ADDITIONAL VECTORS TO MISS THE DRONE. DAL2245 DID NOT OFFER ANY INFORMATION ON THE DESCRIPTION OF THE DRONE. LEE COUNTY SHERRIFF’S OFFICE AVIATION DEPARTMENT WAS NOTIFIED THE DEN WAS NOTIFIED. NO TRAINING IN PROGRESS BUT MARKED AS A SIGNIFICANT EVENT DUE TO THE FACT A DRONE WAS INVOLVED IN THE CHARLIE AIRSPACE. THIS WAS AN AIRBORNE EVENT BUT NOT REFERRED TO AS A NMAC.

Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL2245
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 Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Atlanta, Georgia on 17 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATL/UAS INCIDENT/1745E/ATLANTA TRACON ADVISED DELTA 1754, B737, LAX – ATL, OBSERVED A UAS AT 12,500 FEET, 30 NW OF ATL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for A80
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 17, 2015 – 2145Z
A/C: DAL1754 (B737)

Summary: DRONE SIGHTING – DAL1754, B739, WAS DESCENDING THROUGH 13,500′ AND REPORTED A DRONE OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDING OUT OF APPROX 12,500′. NO EVASSIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN BY AIRCRAFT AND THE PILOT COULD NOT TELL THE DIRECTION OR COLOR OF THE DRONE. ROC NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL1754
Aircraft altitude: 13500 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 a Delta Air Lines MD-88 near Robbinsville, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a MD-88 near Robbinsville, New Jersey on 4 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 200-300 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ROBBINSVILLE, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1835E/NEW YORK TRACON REPORTED DELTA 802, WHILE NE BOUND AT 10,000 FEET, OBSERVED A SHINY METALLIC 3-5 FEET UAS A COUPLE HUNDRED FEET BELOW HEADING SOUTHWEST OVER THE ROBBINSVILLE VOR. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NJ STATE POLICE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 4, 2015 – 2145Z
A/C: DAL802 (MD88)

Summary: DAL802, MD88, REPORTS A DRONE OVER RBV AT APPROXIMATELY 10,000 FEET. DAL802 INBOUND TO LGA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DAL802 LANDED AT LGA 2159. DEN, ROC, NJ STATE POLICE AND FBI ADVISED.

Aircraft: MD-88
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL802
Aircraft altitude: 1000 ft
Separation: 200-300 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 Boeing 737-800 near Ontario, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-800 near Ontario, California on 20 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ONTARIO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/0903P/DELTA 1060, B737, WHILE FLYING AT 11,000 FEET, REPORTED A RED COLORED UAS 200 FEET BELOW, 4 S ONT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LAPD AIR SUPPORT DIVISION NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 20, 2015 – 1610Z
A/C: DAL1060 (B738)

Summary: DAL1060/B738 REPORTED A DRONE AT 1603Z 4 MILES SOUTH OF ONT AIRPORT. DAL1060 AT 110 REPORTED THE 5FT WIDE, RED DRONE 200FT BELOW HIM. LAPD AIR DIVISION NOTIFIED AT 1606Z

Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL1060
Aircraft altitude: 11000 ft
Separation: 200 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.