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Drone sighting by a United Air Lines Boeing 757-300 near Los Angeles, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 757-300 near Los Angeles, California on 12 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LAX/UAS INCIDENT/1623P/LAX ATCT REPORTED UNITED 1231, B753, HNL-LAX, ENCOUNTERED AN UNKN TYPE UAS OFF RIGHT SIDE WHILE W BOUND AT 1,500 FEET 3 E LAX. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. LA SHERIFF AIR DIV NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for LAX
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 12, 2015 – 2305Z
A/C: UAL1231 (B753)

Summary: RECEIVED PHONE CALL FROM PILOT OF UAL1231 B753, WHICH LANDED LAX AT 2223Z. ON FINAL RY25R, DESCRIBED ENCOUNTERING AN OBJECT, POSSIBLY A DRONE, WHILE PASSING ABEAM HOLLYWOOD PARK AT APX 1500′ MSL. PILOT DID NOT HAVE ANY SPECIFICS AS TO THE TYPE OR APPEARANCE OF THE OBJECT. DEN AND LA CTY SHERIFFS NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 757-300
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight: UA1231
Aircraft altitude: 1500 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.