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Drone sighting by an ExpressJet Embraer ERJ-145 near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-145 near Newark, New Jersey on 13 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 1/2 mile feet.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Dec 13, 2015 – 2056Z
A/C: ASQ4136 (E145)

Summary: ASQ4136, E145 WAS A DEPARTURE OFF EWR FOR ORF. THE PILOT WAS AT 110, IN THE APEX OF A LEFT TURN FROM SOUTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST AND REPORTED A POSSIBLE DRONE OR WEATHER BALLOON SIGHTING 1/2 MILE OFF THE LEFT AND BELOW THE AIRCRAFT. THE OBJECT WAS SILVER AND BLACK IN COLOR AND APPEARED STATIONARY; IT WAS REPORTED AS BEING AT BETWEEN 8,00 AND 9,00 FEET. THE PILOT TOOK NO EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID THE OBJECT. NJ STATE POLICE AVAITION AND DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-145
Operator: ExpressJet
Flight: ASQ4136
Aircraft altitude: 11000 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 Republic DHC-8-400 near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a DHC-8-400 near Newark, New Jersey on 26 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 300 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEWARK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1400E/REPUBLIC 4907, DE HAVILLAND DH8D, REPORTED SEEING A BLACK QUADCOPTER UAS 300 FEET BELOW ACFT ALTITUDE OF 7,000 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NJ STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 26, 2015 – 1900Z
A/C: RPA4907 (DH8)

Summary: RPA4907 DH8 INBOUND TO EWR LEVEL AT 7,000 FEET NORTHBOUND. PILOT LOOKING FOR VFR TRAFFIC THAT HAD BEEN ISSUED WHEN HE OBSERVED A DRONE PASS 300 FEET BELOW HIM. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. PILOT ADVISED COLOR WAS BLACK AND LOOKED LIKE A QUADRACOPTER. NJ STATE POLICE ADVISED. ROC ADVISED. DEN ADVISED.

Aircraft: DHC-8-400
Operator: Republic
Flight: RPA4907
Aircraft altitude: 7000 ft
Separation: 300 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 an American Airlines Airbus A320 near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Newark, New Jersey on 30 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 200-300 feet.

PRELIM IN INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEWARK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/0945E/EWR ATCT REPORTED AMERICAN 1984, A320, OBSERVED A BLACK QUADCOPTER, 3.5 MILES N OF EWR ON APPROACH AT 1,200 FEET. UAS WAS APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET ABOVE ACFT AT 1,400 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NJ STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for EWR
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Oct 30, 2015 – 1330Z
A/C: AAL1984 (A320)

Summary: UNAUTHORIZED UAS ACTIVITY REPORTED BY AAL1984 A320 4NM NORTH OF EWR. PILOT ADVISED THEY WERE AT 1200′ AND SPOTTED THE BLACK MULTIROTOR UAS OFF THEIR LEFT HOVERING AROUND 200-300′ ABOVE THEM. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN, AAL1984 LANDED RUNWAY 22L AND TAXIED TO THE RAMP.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA1984
Aircraft altitude: 1200 ft
Separation: 200-300 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 Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Newark, New Jersey on 10 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEWARK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1926E/NEW YORK TRACON REPORTED CESSNA C172, OBSERVED A WHITE UAS 10 SW NEWARK AT 6,500 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 10, 2015 – 2231Z
A/C: (C172)

Summary: C172, REPORTS A WHITE DRONE APPROXIMATELY 10 SW EWR AT 6500 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DEN, ROC, NJ STATE POLICE AND FBI ADVISED.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 6500 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 an aircraft near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near Newark, New Jersey on 6 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: EWR/UAS INCIDENT/0950E/EWR ATCT REPORTED UNKN ACFT ENCOUNTERED A UAS OPERATING AT 800 FEET IN THE HUDSON RIVER EXCLUSION BETWEEN THE LINCOLN TUNNEL AND GW BRIDGE. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEOS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for EWR
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Oct 6, 2015 – 1350Z
A/C:

Summary: AN UNKNOWN A/C REPORTED AN UAS (DRONE) AT NORTH HUDSON PARK NEAR THE BOAT BASIN AT 800′. WE TRIED TO GET MORE INFO BUT A/C LEFT THE FREQUENCY. NORTH HUDSON PARK IS IN THE HUDSON RIVER EXCLUSION, BETWEEN LINCOLN TUNNEL AND GW BRIDGE ON NJ SIDE.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
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 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 an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-800 near Newark, New Jersey on 20 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEWARK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/0525E/NEW YORK TRACON REPORTED AMERICAN 1458, B737, WHILE HEADING WESTBOUND AT 9,400 FEET A UAS PASSED 100 FEET OVER TOP OF HIM IN OPPOSITE DIRECTION WITH REFLECTING LIGHTS. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NEW JERSEY STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 20, 2015 – 0917Z
A/C: AAL1458 (B738)

Summary: AAL1458, B738, REPORTS A DRONE APPROXIMATELY 8 SW MMU AT 9500 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DEN, ROC AND NJ STATE POLICE ADVISED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA1458
Aircraft altitude: 9400 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 SAS Airbus A330-300 near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A330-300 near Newark, New Jersey on 12 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEWARK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1826E/SWEDEN REGISTERED SCANDINAVIAN 904, A333, EWR – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, PILOT REPORTED UAS WHILE CLIMBING NORTHEAST BOUND THROUGH 4,000 FEET 1 E EWR. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NJ STATE PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for N90
Number: N90-M-2015/08/12-0003
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 12, 2015 – 2212Z
A/C: SAS904 (A333)

Summary: SAS904 A333 DEPARTED EWR RWY 22R. AIRCRAFT WAS ON NE HEADING CLIMBING THROUGH 4000 1 MILE NE OF EWR REPORTED DRONE. REPORTED TO NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Operator: SAS
Flight: SK904
Aircraft altitude: 4000 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 Shuttle America Embraer ERJ-170 near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-170 near Newark, New Jersey on 10 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 15 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEWARK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1229E/NEWARK ATCT ADVISED SHUTTLE AMERICA 3545, E170, ON 5 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 22L AT 1,100 FEET REPORTED A UAS PASSING OVER HEAD BY APPROXIMATELY 15 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NY STATE PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for EWR
Number: EWR-M-2015/08/10-0004
Type: A/C entered airspace on other than expected/intended altitude/route/speed or without a point-out or handoff.
Date/Time: Aug 10, 2015 – 1629Z
A/C: TCF3545 (E170)

Summary: TCF3545, AN E170 REPORTS A DRONE PASSING OVER THEIR AIRCRAFT BY APPROXIMATELY 15 FEET WHILE ON A 5 MILE FINAL TO RWY 22L AT NEWARK AIRPORT. ALTITUDE OF 1,100′. DEN, ROC, PANYNJ AND ATM NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: Shuttle America
Flight: 3545
Aircraft altitude: 1100 ft
Separation: 15 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 United Air Lines Boeing 767-400 near Newark, New Jersey

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 767-400 near Newark, New Jersey on 9 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEWARK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1227E/NEWARK ATCT ADVISES UNITED 1210, UNITED 107, COMPASS 3857, AND EXPRESS JET 3267 REPORTED SEEING A UAS BETWEEN 2-3,000 FEET 7-15 MILES FINAL APPROACH RWY 4R NEWARK ARPT. NJ STATE PD WAS NOTIFIED. UNKN IF EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN.

MOR Alert for EWR
Number: EWR-M-2015/08/09-0002
Type: A/C entered airspace on other than expected/intended altitude/route/speed or without a point-out or handoff.
Date/Time: Aug 9, 2015 – 1613Z
A/C: UNKNOWN (DRONE)

Summary: SEVERAL AIRCRAFT ON FINAL TO NEWARK AIRPORT REPORTING UNIDENTIFIED DRONE OPERATING DIRECTLY ON FINAL APPROACH TO RWY 4R. AT ALTITUDES BETWEEN 2000 AND 3000, BETWEEN 8 AND 13 MILE FINAL. THREE AIRCRAFT HAVE REPORTED THE DRONE IN SIGHT: ASQ3267 (E45X), CPZ5837 (E170), AND UAL107 (H/B764).

Aircraft: Boeing 767-400
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight: UA107
Aircraft altitude: 2-3000 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.