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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178566
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Date:10-AUG-2015
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:Brussels Airlines
Registration: OO-SNB
C/n / msn: 1493
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Airport (TLV/LLBG) -   Israel
Phase: Approach
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR)
Destination airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Airport (TLV/LLBG)
Narrative:
Brussels Airlines flight SN3289 from Brussels, Belgium was involved in an airprox incident involving a drone near Tel Aviv, Israel.
The aircraft, an Airbus A320, was flying a runway 30 RNAV GNSS approach to Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) at the time of the incident. It was descending from 4500 feet to 2500 feet on the downwind leg of the approach when at an altitude of 4000 feet, 2 miles past the REBDO waypoint, a black/blue quadcopter was observed by the crew. The drone passed from right to left at the same altitude, at a distance of about 100 meters.
The approach was continued and a safe landing was made.

Weather at Tel Aviv at the time of the incident included clear skies: METAR LLBG 101220Z 30010KT 270V330 CAVOK 32/22 Q1011 NOSIG

Sources:

http://aiai.mot.gov.il/publication-cbl/hodahot-cll/1236-1099
RNAV GNSS approach chart for runway 30: http://en.caa.gov.il/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=2075&lang_ovrrde=ENG&iotype=w&Itemid=


Images:

Photo of OO-SNB courtesy AirHistory.net


Brussels - National / Melsbroek (EBBR / EBMB / BRU)
12 September 2019; (c) Kjell


Flightradar24 approach track of SN3289.

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2015 18:54 harro Added
12-Aug-2015 18:55 harro Updated [Photo, ]
12-Aug-2015 19:03 harro Updated [Narrative]

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