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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185105
Last updated: 15 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GKXT
C/n / msn: 3859
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Barcelona Airport (BCN)
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Air France flight AF1149 experienced a near miss with a drone while on approach to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France.
The aircraft, an Airbus A320, was flying downwind for runway 26L at an altitude of 5500 ft and a descent rate of about 1000 ft/min and a speed of 220 kt when the first officer (Pilot Flying) observed a drone at the 11 o'clock position. He disengaged the autopilot, performed an evasive maneuver and informed the captain of the presence of the drone. The captain saw the drone and estimated it went about five meters below the left wing of the aircraft.
The crew informed air traffic control, re-engage the autopilot and continued the approach. A safe landing was made at 12:08 on runway 26L.



Photo of F-GKXT courtesy

Edinburgh (EGPH / EDI)
18 January 2020; (c) David Unsworth

Revision history:

02-Mar-2016 21:20 harro Added
06-Mar-2016 07:41 allemand Updated [Narrative]

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