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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195685
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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Date:06-MAY-2017
Time:ca 06:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343
Owner/operator:Swiss International Air Lines
Registration: HB-JHB
C/n / msn: 1018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 197
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:8 nm SSE of Zurich -   Switzerland
Phase: Approach
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dar Es Salaam-Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR/HTDA)
Destination airport:Zurich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH)
Investigating agency: Schweizerische Unfalluntersuchungsstelle (SUST/SESA/SISI/SAIB) - Switzerland
Narrative:
Swiss International Air Lines flight LX294 from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, to Zurich, Switzerland was on final approach to runway 34 when it nearly collided with a drone.

According to ATC recordings, the preceding flight, Cathay Pacific flight CX383, a Boeing 777-367ER (B-KPO) first reported seeing the drone on their left hand side at 5000 feet, about 8 NM out. The Final Approach controller then informed LX294.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lx294#d4b0ecc
https://www2.sust.admin.ch/pdfs/AV-berichte/HB-JHB_2.pdf

For more information on drone/aircraft near miss incidents, see the ASN Drone Database


Audio fragment from Zurch Final Approach Control:


Images:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2017 19:00 AF5541 Added
26-May-2017 19:03 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2017 19:04 harro Updated [Source]
26-May-2017 19:06 harro Updated [Photo, ]
26-May-2017 19:21 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
26-May-2017 19:26 harro Updated [Source]

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