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Drone near-miss reported involving a Lufthansa Airbus A321 near Munich Airport

Lufthansa Airbus A321 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Munich Airport on 4 August 2016. Separation distance reported as 33 feet.

A quadrocopter drone passed the Lufthansa flight LH116, an A321 D-AIRY, as the airplane was descending through about 5580 ft on approach to runway 08L. The drone passed at same height, about 10 m/33 ft. off the right-hand wing tip.
There were 108 passengers and six crew on board.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: Lufthansa
Flight: LH116
Aircraft altitude: 5580 ft
Separation: 33 feet
Source: http://atwonline.com/safety/lufthansa-reports-near-miss-uav-munich

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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.