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Drone near-miss reported involving a MBB BK-117 near Burleigh Heads, QLD

MBB BK-117 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Burleigh Heads, QLD on 6 July 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

A Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter pilot reported a near miss with a quadcopter drone at the same altitude over Burleigh Heads, Australia.

Aircraft: MBB BK-117
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: ft
Separation: unknown
Source: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/australia/389539/helicopter-has-near-miss-drone


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 Diamond DA-40 near Long Beach, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Diamond DA-40 near Long Beach, California on 20 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LONG BEACH, CA/UAS INCIDENT/0838P/SOUTHERN CAL TRACON REPORTED DIAMOND DA40, WAS NEARLY STRUCK BY A UAS AT 3,500 FEET 6.3 NW SEAL BEACH VOR. ACFT CLIMBED 100 FEET TO AVOID UAS. NO UAS DESCRIPTION. LONG BEACH PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SCT
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Dec 20, 2015 – 1638Z
A/C: (DA40)

Summary: PILOT REPORTED THAT THEIR AIRCRAFT WAS NEARLY STRUCK BY A DRONE. THE DRONE WAS AT THE SAME ALTITUDE 3500′ AND THE PILOT REPORTED HAVING TO CLIMB 100FT TO AVOID THE DRONE.

Aircraft: Diamond DA-40
Operator:
Flight:
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 Piper PA-28 near Lodi, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Piper PA-28 near Lodi, California on 28 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LODI, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1103P/ PIPER P28A, REPORTED SEEING MULTIPLE UAS VCNTY KINGDON AIRPARK. ACFT WENT AROUND TO AVOID UAS. UNKN IF LEO WAS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SCK1
Type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 28, 2015 – 1830Z
A/C: (P28A)

Summary: P28A, was on final to Kingdon Airport (O20) in Lodi, CA. As the aircraft approached the runway, the pilot saw a drone flying on the side of the runway and made a go around to avoid it.

Aircraft: Piper PA-28
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 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 400 Corvalis TT near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 400 Corvalis TT near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 20 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHL/UAS INCIDENT/1634E/PHL TRACON REPORTED LANCAIR COL4, CLIMBED TO AVOID A SMALL, WHITE, FAST MOVING UAS AT 4,000 FEET 15-18 WEST PHL. PENNSYLVANIA STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for PHL
type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 20, 2015 – 2130Z
A/C: (COL3)

Summary: PILOT WAS ENROUTE AT 5000 FEET ON V3 JUST SOUTHWEST OF THE MXE VOR WHEN THE PILOT REPORTED A SMALL, WHITE, FAST MOVING DRONE AT HIS ALTITUDE. PILOT REPORTED THE DRONE TO THE CONTROLLER AND ASKED TO CLIMB. CONTROLLER CLIMBED THE AIRCTAFT TO 6000 FEET. PA STATE POLICE WERE NOTIFIED THEN TRANSFERRED THE CALL TO THE NEW GARDEN TOWNSHIP POLICE. DEN AND ROC ADVISED.

Aircraft: Cessna 400 Corvalis TT
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 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.

Drone sighting by a helicopter near St. Louis, Missouri

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near St. Louis, Missouri on 14 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

MOR Alert: A HELICOPTER WAS DEPARTING CHILDRENS HOSPITAL HELIPAD VFR SOUTHBOUND NOT IN COMUNICATION WITH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. HELO CHECKED WITH CPS TOWER AND REPORTED A NEAR MISS UAS INCIDENT. THERE WERE 4 SOB, 2+10 FUEL AND CREW ONLY ON THE HELICOPTER. NO PATIENTS ON BOARD. PILOT WAS AT 1,400FT AND 7 NW OF CPS. THE PILOT, REPORTED THAT THE DRONE WAS LESS THAN 100FT FROM THE HELICPOTER AND HAD TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION WITH A 60 DEGREE BANKING TURN TO AVOID THE DRONE. THERE WAS NO REPORTED DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT AND CREW WAS NOT INJURED. THE COLOR OF THE UAS WAS REORTED AS BLACK AND GREY, 3X3FT, 4 PROPELLERS WITH BALLONS ON TOP. THE PILOT ALSO REPORTED THAT THIS INCINCIDENT TOOK PLACE OVER TOWER GROVE PARK. LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS CONTACTED. UAS CHECK LIST WAS FOLLOWED AND COMPLETED. ACN AND NO FUTHER INCIDENT OCCURED.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1400 ft
Separation: 100 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 Robinson R22 near El Monte, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Robinson R22 near El Monte, California on 27 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: EL MONTE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1232P/ROBINSON R22, FINAL RWY 19 REPORTED A UAS AT 1,200 FEET APPROXIMATELY 4 NE OF EMT. N271SH MANEUVERED TO AVOID THE UAS. EL MONTE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for EMT
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Oct 27, 2015 – 1932Z
A/C: (R22)

Summary: A R22 ON A MODIFIED STRAIGHT IN FOR RWY19 REPORTED A DRONE AT 1200FT APPROX 4 MILES NE OF EMT AIRPORT & AROUND 1 1/2 MILES EAST OF IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY. THE HELICOPTER HAD TO MANUEVER TO AVOID THE DRONE. THE PILOT SAID THE DRONE ALMOST HIT HIS MAIN ROTOR. PILOT EVENTUALLY DID THE OPTION AND DEPARTED EMT AIRSPACE. EMT POLICE, ATM, ROC (AZ) NOTFD.

Aircraft: Robinson R22
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1200 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 Monarch Aviation aircraft near Addison, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near Addison, Texas on 2 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ADDISON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1315C/ADDISON ATCT REPORTED A STUDENT PILOT (ACFT REGISTRATION/TYPE UNKN) ENCOUNTERED A UAS NORTH OF ADDISON IN THE PROPER/DALLAS PARKWAY AREA. PILOT TURNED RIGHT 30 DEGREES TO AVOID THE BLACK 2 FT BY 1 FT UAS. ADDISON PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for ADS
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Oct 2, 2015 – 2338Z
A/C: UNKN

Summary: Student pilot at Monarch Aviation, called via landline to report UAS/Drone North of ADS in the Prosper/Dallas Parkway and FM 1461 area at approx. 2215z. PILOT was flying VFR saw the UAS and turned right approx 30 degrees to avoid the UAS. He stated the UAS was approx 2ft by 1ft and black in color. He did not wish to file a NMAC when asked.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator: Monarch Aviation
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 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 Piper PA-28 near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Piper PA-28 near Newark, New Jersey on 27 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: EWR/UAS INCIDENT/1813E/NEWARK ATCT ADVISED CANADA REGISTERED PIPER P28A, REPORTED DESCENDING 100 FEET TO AVOID UAS, 5 W EWR AT 1,600 FEET. NO DESCRIPTION OF UAS PROVIDED. UNKN IF LEO NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 27, 2015 – 2213Z
A/C: (PA28)

Summary: PA28, REPORTS A DRONE APPROXIMATELY 5 WEST OF EWR AT 1600 FEET. PILOT DESCENDED 100 FEET TO AVOID THE DRONE. DEN, ROC, EWR POLICE, PORT AUTHORITY POLICE AND FBI ADVISED.

Aircraft: Piper PA-28
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1600 ft
Separation: 100 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 150 near La Verne, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 150 near La Verne, California on 8 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LA VERNE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1834P/BRACKETT ATCT ADVISED CESSNA C150, REPORTED WHITE QUADCOPTER UAS WITH A CAMERA ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ACFT WHILE WESTBOUND AT 1,400 FEET .5 APCH END OF RWY 26R. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LA PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for POC
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Sep 8, 2015 – 0134Z
A/C: (C172)

Summary: AT 0134 PILOT REPORTED A UAS WHITE IN COLOR AT 1,400 MSL OF THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY26. PILOT STATED THEY MADE AN EARLY LEFT CROSSWIND TURN TO STAY AWAY FROM THE UAS. PILOT THOUGHT THE UAS OPERATOR WAS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE LAKE IN A PARKING LOT. THE PILOTS GAVE US A PICTURE OF THE UAS THEY THOUGHT IT WAS(ATTACHED WITH DAILY LOG). ATM WAS NOTIFIED AT 0159 AND ADVISED HE WOULD NOTIFY SCD MANAGER, TADM, AND STAFF MANAGER. SCT OM WAS NOTIFIED AT 0205. DEN WAS NOTIFIED AT 0208.

Aircraft: Cessna 150
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1400 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 172 near Madison, Wisconsin

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Madison, Wisconsin on 25 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MADISON, WI/UAS INCIDENT/1206C/MADISON ATCT REPORTED CESSNA C172, OBSERVED A UAS BETWEEN 300 – 400 FEET OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ACFT ON 1 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 32. EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NO LEOS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for MSN
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Aug 25, 2015 – 1652Z
A/C: (C172)

Summary: C172, REPORTED A NEAR MISS WITH AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE ON A 1 MILE FINAL RWY 32 MSN AT APPROX. 300-400 FT AGL, ROC/QC & DEN/CU NOTIFIED, ATM LEFT MESSAGE WITH LAKE EFFECT DISTRICT MANAGER. UAS REPORTED TO BE APPROXIMATELY THE SIZE OF A SEAGULL, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT NOTIFIED .

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 300-400 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.