Close Call: Delta Pilot Spots Drone Just Before Landing

1 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Delta flight from OIA has close call with drone.

Delta Flight 407 from Orlando was flying at approximately 1,400 feet when the pilot spotted the “Unmanned Aircraft System,” according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The pilot stated they missed the drone by no more than 100 feet, which is an extremely close near-miss as FAA separation standards call for at least 1,000 feet of vertical separation. At the time of publishing, there are multiple police helicopters in the area looking for the drone in question along with the person or people flying the drone.

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