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Drone sighting by a United Air Lines Boeing 767-300 near Herndon, Virginia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 767-300 near Herndon, Virginia on 16 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 700 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HERNDON, VA/UAS INCIDENT/1538E/POTOMAC TRACON REPORTED UNITED 914, B763, PARIS, FRANCE – DULLES, VA, OBSERVED A DARK COLOR QUAD-COPTER AT 2,300 FEET 11 SSE HERNDON. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. BULL RUN REGIONAL PARK AND FAIRFAX COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for PCT
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Oct 16, 2015 – 1930Z
A/C: UAL914 (H/B763/L)

Summary: DCA#3: AT 1930Z, UAL914, H/B763/L, DCA260/16, 3000′, REPORTED A DRONE AT 2300′ ON THE EAST DOWNWIND RWY 01C. DISCRIPTION: A DARK QUAD COPTER ON THE AML160/11, 2300′. DEN NOTIFIED. AS WELL AS BULL RUN REGIONAL PARK POLICE: FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE, AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY POLICE

Aircraft: Boeing 767-300
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight: UA914
Aircraft altitude: 3000 ft
Separation: 700 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 172 near Herndon, Virginia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Herndon, Virginia on 15 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HERNDON, VA /UAS INCIDENT/1658E/POTOMAC TRACON REPORTED CESSNA C172, OBSERVED A QUADCOPTER TYPE UAS AT 2,100 FEET 16 MILE NW ARMEL VOR. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NO LEOS NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2100 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.