Southwest B737 at Dallas on Jun 5th 2015, object on final approach path

Last Update: June 7, 2015 / 15:41:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 5, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-28

Aircraft Registration
N204WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N204WN performing flight WN-28 from Houston Hobby,TX to Dallas Love,TX (USA), was on short final approach to runway 13L when the crew reported they encountered a stationary black drone at about 1000 feet to their right, initially stating they passed on the left side of the drone amending upon query by tower the drone passed on their right side. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 13L less than a minute later.

The next arrival continued to land on runway 13L, then all arriving traffic was switched to runway 13R while a police helicopter attempted to locate the drone about 1nm short of the runway threshold. Tower advised the helicopter that the drone, stationary, black, was 1nm short of the runway threshold at about 1000 feet MSL. Tower subsequently advised they were told the location was east of Sam's Club, about 0.4nm short of the runway threshold and about 90 meters/300 feet to the left of the extended runway centerline. The helicopter was unable to locate the drone or anything suspicious despite landing on a parking lot at Sam's Club, however.

A subsequent arrival to runway 13R reported seeing the object at about 1200-1300feet MSL at what appeared to be directly on the extended runway center line of runway 13L, they couldn't say what it was, it looked like debris blown up and floating.

The FAA reported the Southwest Boeing did not need to perform an evasive maneouver. The FAA reported the drone, a quadcopter, was seen a few hundred feet off the left wing of the aircraft.

The airline reported the crew noticed a traffic conflict on approach to Dallas Love Field, the aircraft landed safely, the crew filed the according reports.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N204WN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-7H4
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 5, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-28

Aircraft Registration
N204WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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