The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near New York, New York on 17 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW YORK, NY/UAS INCIDENT/0007E/JET BLUE 745, A320, REPORTED A NEAR MISS WITH A UAS AT 5,800 FEET 5 S JFK. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NYPD AVIATION UNIT WAS NOTIFIED.
MOR Alert: JBU745. A320. DEPARTED JFK. PILOT REPORTED DRONE SIGHTING 5 MILES SOUTH AND AT 5000 FEET. NYPD AVIATION NOTIFIED.
MOR Alert: 5NM SOUTH OF JFK, CLIMBING OUT 0F 5500′, PILOT REPORTED A NEAR MISS WITH A DRONE ESTIMATED AT 5800′. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NYPD AVIATION NOTIFIED.
Aircraft: Airbus A320
Aircraft altitude: 5800 ft
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.