ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192351
Last updated: 29 March 2017
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Narrative:Flight EZY1045 was a scheduled flight from Amsterdam (EHAM) to Basel (LFSB) with 169 passengers and 6 crew members on board.
Airbus A320-214 (WL)
|C/n / msn:|| 6970 |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 175|
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||3.4 NM SSE of Basel Airport (LFSB) -
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM)|
|Destination airport:||Basel Airport (LFSB) |
|Investigating agency: ||Schweizerische Unfalluntersuchungsstelle (SUST/SESA/SISI/SAIB) - Switzerland |
After an uneventful flight, the aircraft was making a stabilised ILS approach to runway 33 when, at approximately 2100 ft AMSL and a distance of approximately 3.4 NM from the runway threshold – i.e. roughly level with Basel’s Schützenmatte stadium – the flight crew spotted a drone directly in the line of approach. The pilot assessed this to be a white drone with red lights, which was stationary or moving forwards at a slow speed, at a vertical distance of approximately 10 metres. In the remaining few seconds, the flight crew did not have time to avoid the flying object. The pilot immediately reported the near collision to the airport controller at Basel Airport.
The flight crew continued with the approach and the aircraft landed without incident.
Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||Schweizerische Unfalluntersuchungsstelle (SUST/SESA/SISI/SAIB) - Switzerland |
|report status: ||Final|
|report number: ||Summary report|
|report released:||28 December 2016|
|duration of investigation: ||164 days (5 months)|
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