KLM B738 at Amsterdam on May 6th 2016, near collision with a drone

Last Update: May 6, 2016 / 20:16:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 6, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1286

Aircraft Registration
PH-BXB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A KLM Boeing 737-800, registration PH-BXB performing flight KL-1286 from Edinburgh,SC (UK) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on final approach to Amsterdam's runway 18R descending through 600 feet AGL when the crew spotted a drone passing their aircraft about 30 meters/100 feet to their left. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 18R. The subsequent approach to runway 18R was warned of the drone about 2nm out by tower but could not spot any drone.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 6, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1286

Aircraft Registration
PH-BXB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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