Mystery Object Spotted By Pilot Prompts Investigation | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 12.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.19.14 **
** Airborne 12.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.17.14 **
** Airborne 12.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.15.14 **

Mon, May 21, 2012

Mystery Object Spotted By Pilot Prompts Investigation

FAA Looking Into Monday Incident Over Denver

An unidentified object over Denver has led to an FAA investigation. The object appeared Monday when the pilot of a Cessna Citation CJ1 flying at 8,000ft MSL called ATC to report “A remote-controlled aircraft, or what? Something just went by the other way, about 20 to 30 seconds ago. It was like a large remote-controlled aircraft.”

USA Today reports that speculation so far has been that the object was a military or law enforcement drone, a radio-controlled aircraft, or a large bird. Drone aircraft are going through the process of being approved by the FAA to operate in airspace with manned aircraft. So far this approval has not yet been granted. The technology for maintaining separation between manned aircraft and UAVs has not been perfected yet.

A message from the FAA to the paper said "The FAA is investigating the incident and will try to positively identify the object the Citation pilot reported, where it came from and who was operating it." The agency will investigate anything operating in controlled airspace that represents a hazard to aircraft. Agency spokesman Mike Fergus said "We'll do as much as we can here to try to track down what time it was, probably talk with some remote-control clubs, that kind of thing."

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-lon>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.21.14)

"We have received extremely positive feedback from our Amadeus A-CDM Portal stakeholders. It is easy to use and enables them to make better decisions that contribute to smoother an>[...]

London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity To 55 Flights Per Hour

Estimates An Additional 2 Million Passengers On A Single Runway Assisted By Amadeus A-CDM Portal London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement a cloud-based Airport-Collab>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.21.14)

Aero Linx: Christian Pilots Association (CPA) Established in 1972, Christian Pilots Association, (CPA), is a mobilizing service agency dedicated to assisting God's people in fulfil>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.21.14): Axis

Axis A straight line, through the center of gravity, around which an aircraft rotates. For example, an aircraft rolls around its longitudinal axis which is a straight line that run>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC