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Drone sighting by a Sky Regional Embraer ERJ-170 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-170 near Boston, Massachusetts on 5 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1320E/BOSTON TRACON ADVISED CANADA REGISTERED SKY REGIONAL 7626, E170, OBSERVED A UAS WHILE SOUTHWEST BOUND AT 800 FEET ON 2 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 22L BOSTON. NO EVASIVE ACTIONS REPORTED. NO UAS DESCRIPTION GIVEN. MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: Sky Regional
Flight: SKV7626
Aircraft altitude: 800 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 an Embraer ERJ-170 near London City Airport

The UK Airprox Board investigated a drone near-miss reported by Embraer ERJ-170 near London City Airport on 6 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 164 feet.

On 6 December 2015, the pilot of an ERJ-170 reported that he was on final approach to London City, passing 1000ft when he saw a red and black UAV. He reported that there was a high cockpit workload as they were landing, and it was too late to take any avoiding action. The drone passed overhead by 100ft and 50m to the port side. It could have been stationary, but the wind at this level was in excess of 20kts. He believed that the aircraft about 2mins ahead of him had also reported seeing the drone.

Reported separation: 100 ft vertical (30 m) / 164 ft (50 m) horizontal.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1000 ft
Separation: 164 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 Republic Airlines Embraer ERJ-170 near Jacksonville, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-170 near Jacksonville, Florida on 2 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: JACKSONVILLE, FL/UAS INCIDENT/0755E/JACKSONVILLE ATCT REPORTED REPUBLIC 4238, E170, JAX – MIA, REPORTED A QUAD COPTER TYPE UAS APPEARED TO BE CARRYING SOMETHING AT 3,500 FEET AS ACFT WAS CLIMBING THROUGH 4,000 FEET 4 NW CRAIG ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for JAX
Type: Other
Date/Time: Dec 2, 2015 – 1250Z
A/C: RPA4238 (E170)

Summary: DRONE REPORT: RPA4238 reported quadcopter drone at 3500 feet. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, notified. Den notified.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: Republic Airlines
Flight: RPA4238
Aircraft altitude: 4000 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.

Drone sighting by a Shuttle America Embraer ERJ-170 near Washington, District of Columbia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-170 near Washington, District of Columbia on 21 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DCA/UAS INCIDENT/1612E/DCA ATCT ADVISED SHUTTLE AMERICA 2709, E170, LGA – DCA, OBSERVED A BLUE AND WHITE REMOTE CONTROL ACFT PASS JUST BELOW ACFT AT 1,300 FEET, 3.5 S OF DCA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. FAIRFAX PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for DCA
Type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 21, 2015 – 1610Z
A/C: TCF2709 (E170)

Summary: TCF2709 (E170) REPORTED A REMOTE CONTROLLED AICRAFT “PASSING UNDERNEATH HIM FROM THE LEFT.” APPEARED NORTHBOUND ON A 3.5 MILE FINAL AT 1300 FOR RWY 1. REMOTE CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT WAS DESCRIBED AS WHITE AND BLUE. LOCAL CONTROL NOTIFIED ALL OTHER ARRIVAL TRAFFIC OF THE DRONE. NO OTHER PILOTS HAVE REPORTED IT AND WE CANNOT OBSERVE IT FROM THE TOWER. THE CIC CONTACTED FAIRFAX POLICE AND ADVISED THEM OF THE POSITION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE DRONE. THE NCRCC, THE ROC, AND THE OPS MANAGER WERE ALSO NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: Shuttle America
Flight: TCF2709
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 Republic Airlines Embraer ERJ-170 near Washington, District of Columbia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-170 near Washington, District of Columbia on 11 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 1000-2000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DCA/UAS INCIDENT/1308E/REPUBLIC 4646, E170, COLUMBUS, OH-DCA, OBSERVED A LIGHT COLORED FIXED WING UAS 6 WSW DCA. ACFT WAS AT 4,000 FEET AND UAS WAS BELOW AT 2,000-3,000 FEET HEADING NORTHBOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. AN UNIDENTIFIED AIR CARRIER REPORTED A POSSIBLE UAS EARLIER IN THE SAME VCNTY. FAIRFAX PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for PCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 11, 2015 – 1708Z
A/C: RPA4646 (E170)

Summary: RPA4646 REPORTED A DRONE SIGHTING. RPA4646 WAS NEAR THE DCA250/06 AT 4,000′ WHEN HE REPORTED. THE PILOT STATED THE DRONE APPEARED TO BE APPROXIMATELY 2,000-3,000 FEET HEADING NORTHBOUND. PILOT DESCRIBED THE DRONE TO BE A LIGHT COLOR, FIXED WING, AND LARGER THAN AN RC. PCT ASKED THE PILOT TO CALL FOR FOLLOW-UP. NO CALL RECEIVED YET. FAIRFAX POLICE CALLED

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: Republic Airlines
Flight: RPA4646
Aircraft altitude: 4000 ft
Separation: 1000-2000 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 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 Shuttle America Embraer ERJ-170 near Princeton, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-170 near Princeton, New Jersey on 27 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PRINCETON, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1855E/NEW YORK TRACON ADVISED SHUTTLE AMERICA 3512, E170, REPORTED A UAS, TYPE UNKN, 2 W PRINCETON ARPT AT 8,000 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NJ STATE PD, USSS AND FBI NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: TCF3512, E170, REPORTS A DRONE APPROXIMATELY 2 WEST OF PRINCETON AIRPORT AT 8000 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DEN, ROC, NJ STATE POLICE, USSS AND FBI ADVISED.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: Shuttle America
Flight: TCF3512
Aircraft altitude: 8000 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 BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ-170 near London

The UK Airprox Board investigated a drone near-miss reported by BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ-170 near London on 13 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 65 feet.

THE E170 PILOT reports that as they were flying over the Thames during an approach to London City, they were advised of helicopter traffic below that then became a TCAS TA. On sighting this traffic visually, the crew then looked forward and saw a balloon-like object about 1/2 nm away. This passed down the left-hand side of the aircraft. It was initially reported to ATC as a balloon, but as it passed it became apparent that it was a silver drone with a ‘balloon-like’ centre and 4 small rotors on each corner. The pilot reported a high cockpit workload at the time due to the TCAS TA.
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 E170. The E170 pilot estimated that the drone came within 20m of his aircraft. Based on this assessment, it was determined therefore that the risk was Category A, separation had been reduced to the minimum and chance had played a major part in events.

Aircraft involved: G-LCYD.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: BA CityFlyer
Flight: 2284
Aircraft altitude: 2000 ft
Separation: 65 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 Sky Regional Embraer ERJ-170 near New York, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-170 near New York, New York on 6 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 1/2 mile feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LGA/UAS INCIDENT/1922E/NEW YORK TRACON ADVISED SKY REGIONAL 7460, E170, MONTREAL – LGA, OBSERVED A UAS WHILE ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 22 AT 3,600 FEET, 11 NE OF LGA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NYPD AVIATION UNIT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 6, 2015 – 2314Z
A/C: SKV7460 (E170)

Summary: SKV7460 E170 3600 FT ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 22 LGA. 11 MILES NORTHEAST LGA PILOT REPORTED DRONE 1/2 MILE OFF LEFT SIDE AIRCRAFT. APPEARED TO HOVER. MAYBE A QUADCOPTER, MAYBE BLACK. SUN IN BACKGROUND. REPORTED TO NYPD. DEN ADVISED.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: Sky Regional
Flight: SKV7460
Aircraft altitude: 3600 ft
Separation: 1/2 mile 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 Compass Embraer ERJ-170 near Los Angeles, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-170 near Los Angeles, California on 29 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LAX/UAS INCIDENT/1423P/SOCAL TRACON ADVISED COMPASS 5682, E170, BOZEMAN, MT – LAX, 24 E LAX AT 7,000 FEET OBSERVED A UAS, TYPE UNKN, WHILE ON FINAL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LAPD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SCT
Type:
Date/Time: Aug 29, 2015 – 2123Z
A/C: CPZ5682 (E170)

Summary: CPZ5682 24 MI EAST OF LAX ON FINAL RY 24L REPORTED A DRONE OF RIGHT SIDE OF AIRCRAFT AT 7000FT. LAW ENFORCEMENT NOTIFIED AT 2128Z

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: Compass
Flight: 5682
Aircraft altitude: 7000 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.