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UNCONFIRMED: Midair Between Manned Aircraft – Piper Navajo And Unidentified RPA

Derrick Threatt

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The unconfirmed report is that a “company survey” aircraft impacted a small UAS/RPA at 2,500 feet near Lewis University (KLOT) Illinois on August 27, 2015, causing damage to the leading edge of the manned aircraft wing. The only confirmed UAS/RPA manned aircraft strike occurred in 2011 in Afghanistan.

More as we get it but this is what we know.

The manned aircraft was N900AM, a Piper Navajo, looks like it was the tail that was struck.

Manned aircraft N900AM Piper Navajo

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IDENTIFICATION
Date: 27-AUG-15
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N900AM
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA23
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Aircraft Missing:
Damage: Unknown
LOCATION
City: ROMEOVILLE
State: Illinois
Country: United States
DESCRIPTION
Description: AIRCRAFT STRUCK AN UNKNOWN OBJECT WHILE IN FLIGHT, ROMEOVILLE, IL.
INJURY DATA
Total Fatal: 0
Fatal Serious Minor None Unknown
Flight Crew 0 0 0 1 0
Cabin Crew 0 0 0 0 0
Passenger 0 0 0 0 0
Ground 0 0 0 0 0
OTHER
Activity: Personal
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator:
Flight Number:
FAA FSDO: FAA W. Chicago-DuPage (NON Part 121) FSDO-03
Entry Date: 28-AUG-15
Updated since entry: No

 

 

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