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
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
Aircraft altitude: 2-3000 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.