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Drone near-miss reported involving an aircraft near Charlotte, NC

aircraft was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Charlotte, NC on 12 March 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

Two passenger aircraft reported passing close to drones while on final approach to runway 23. Time between 18:15 and 18:45.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2300 ft
Separation: unknown
Source: http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/2-planes-report-nearly-striking-drones-in-charlotte/84029876


Please note:

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 Cirrus SR-22 near Eden Prairie, Minnesota

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cirrus SR-22 near Eden Prairie, Minnesota on 31 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: EDEN PRAIRIE, MN/UAS INCIDENT/1817C/FLYING CLOUD ATCT REPORTED PILOT CIRRUS SR22, OBSERVED A UAS WITH A BLUE LIGHT AT 1,400 FEET 1 MILE N RUNWAY 28R. NOEVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. EDEN PRAIRIE POLICE DEPT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for FCM
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jan 31, 2016 – 0017Z
A/C: (SR22)

Summary: SR22 REPORTED A UAS ON ABOUT 1.5 TO 2 MILE FINAL 1/2 MILE NORTH OF FINAL.

Aircraft: Cirrus SR-22
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1400 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 Cirrus SR-20 near Westhampton Beach, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cirrus SR-20 near Westhampton Beach, New York on 31 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY/UAS INCIDENT/1610E/NEW YORK TRACON REPORTED CIRRUS SR20, REPORTED A ROUND SILVER UAS AT 1,900 FEET WHILE WESTBOUND AT 2,000 FEET 10 N FRANCIS S GABRESKI ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF.

MOR Alert for N90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jan 31, 2016 – 2110Z
A/C: (ER20)

Summary: ER20 VFR WESTBOUND 2000 FT REPORTED SILVER ROUD DRONE POSSIBLE CAMERA HANGING AT 1900 FT 10 NORTH FOK. DEN ADVISED 2307Z SUFFOLK COUNTY PD

Aircraft: Cirrus SR-20
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1900 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 Beverly, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Piper PA-28 near Beverly, Massachusetts on 31 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 1300 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BEVERLY, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1408E 1-31-2016 LATE REPORT/BEVERLY ATCT ADVISED PIPER P28A, REPORTED AN UNIDENTIFIED UAS 1,300 FEET BELOW ACFT. ACFT (HEADING UNKN) AT 1,500 FEET 2NM BEVERLY. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LOCAL PD NOTIFIED AT UNKN NUMBER.

MOR Alert for BVY
Type: A/C entered airspace on other than expected/intended altitude/route/speed or without a point-out or handoff.
Date/Time: Jan 31, 2016 – 1908Z
A/C: (P28A)

Summary: PILOT INBOUND TO BVY FOR LANDING. REPORTED SPOTTING UNKOWN DRONE OVER THE LAKE, AT 200FT, 2NM FROM AIRPORT. AT THAT POINT THE AIRCRAFT WAS APROXIMATELY 1500 FT. LOCAL POLICE NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Piper PA-28
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1500 ft
Separation: 1300 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 helicopter near Miami, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Miami, Florida on 30 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MIAMI, FL/UAS INCIDENT/2235E/MIA APPROACH ADVISED HELICOPTER, FLYING AT 500 FEET REPORTED A UAS 100 FEET BELOW AND .5 MILE FROM ACFT POSITION 5 SE MIA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKE. NO DESCRIPTION GIVEN. MIA DADE CO PD.

MOR Alert for MIA
Type:
Date/Time: Jan 30, 2016 – 0349Z
A/C: (HELO)

Summary: (HELO), REPORTED A DRONE EVENT APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF KMIA. LIFENET 1 WAS AT 500 FEET AND THE DRONE WAS REPORTED TO BE AT 400 FEET AND APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE FROM THE HELICOPTERS POSITION. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. MDPD, ROC, DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 500 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 LAN Ecuador Airbus A319 near Miami, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A319 near Miami, Florida on 30 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 300 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MIA/UAS INCIDENT/1720E/MIA TRACON ADVISED ECUADOR REGISTERED AEROLANE 516, A319, AT 2,000 FEET ON 5 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 9 REPORTED A WHITE QUAD-COPTER UAS PASSED BELOW AT 1,700 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DADE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for MIA
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jan 30, 2016 – 2224Z
A/C: (A319)

Summary: A319 SEQM-KMIA ON FINAL RWY 09. PILOT RPTD, THAT WHEN DESCENDING THRU 017′, (APROX 5NM W MIA) A DRONE PASSED APROX 100′ ABV HIS ACFT. DRONE WAS WHITE, 4 BLADED, AND 1 METER IN LENGTH. DEN, MDPD, MDAD NTFD. ACFT LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT AT 1214Z

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: LAN Ecuador
Flight: 516
Aircraft altitude: 2000 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 a Piper PA-28 near Phoenix, Arizona

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Piper PA-28 near Phoenix, Arizona on 30 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

MOR Alert for DVT
Type:
Date/Time: Jan 30, 2016 – 1622Z
A/C: MSQT726 (PA28)

Summary: MSQT726 WAS ON LEFT FOR RUNWAY 7L AT 2300FT AND REPORTED A UAV BELOW THEM AT 1700FT. MSQT726 WAS NOT AFFECTED BY THE UAV. PHOENIX POLICE NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Piper PA-28
Operator:
Flight: MSQT726
Aircraft altitude: 2300 ft
Separation: 500 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 ExpressJet CRJ-900 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a CRJ-900 near Atlanta, Georgia on 30 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 300 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1557E/ATLANTA TRACON ADVISED EXPRESS JET 4967, CRJ9, TLH – ATL, OBSERVED A WHITE UAS 300 FEET BELOW ACFT TO THE LEFT WHILE AT 19,500 FEET 50 SSW OF ATL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. TROUP COUNTY POLICE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: ASQ4967, CRJ9, REPORTED HAVING A WHITE DRONE PASS 300′ BELOW THEM OFF THEIR LEFT SIDE WHILE THEY WERE OUT OF 19,500′ DESCENDING INBOUND TO ATL . NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS REPORTED. TROUP COUNTY SHERRIFF DEPT AND DEN ADVISED. TROUP COUNTY SHERRIFF DEPT. LATER ADVISED THAT THE INFORMATION WAS PASSED TO HARRIS COUNTY SHERRIFF DEPT DUE TO THE LAT/LON SHOWING THE LOCATION JUST ACROSS THE COUNTY LINE.

Aircraft: CRJ-900
Operator: ExpressJet
Flight: ASQ4967
Aircraft altitude: 19500 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 a Cessna 206 near White Plains, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 206 near White Plains, New York on 30 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WHITE PLAINS, NY/UAS INCIDENT/1345E/HPN ATCT ADVISED CESSNA C206, WHILE ON FINAL RUNWAY 11 REPORTED A UAS AT 1,600 FEET NW BOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. HPN ARPT OPERATIONS AND COUNTY PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for HPN
Type:
Date/Time: Jan 30, 2016 – 1845Z
A/C: (C206)

Summary: PILOT ADVISED DRONE 3 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 11 AT 1600 FEET NW BOUND. AIRPORT OPERATIONS AND COUNTY POLICE ADVISED.

Aircraft: Cessna 206
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1600 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 Cessna 152 near Carlsbad, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 152 near Carlsbad, California on 28 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CARLSBAD, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1902P/ C152, REPORTED SEEING A UAS VCNTY DEPARTURE END RWY 24 AT OR BELOW 100 FEET MC CLELLAN-PALOMAR ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. CARLSBAD PD WAS NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cessna 152
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 100 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.