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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185556
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Time:c. 13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-841
Registration: D-AIMJ
MSN: 073
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 525
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:14 mls E of Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Lufthansa flight LH456 suffered a near miss incident with a drone while it was approaching Los Angeles International Airport, California.
The Airbus A380 was approaching runway 24L at an altitude of 5000 feet when a drone passed about 200 feet (61 meters) over the aircraft.
The approach was continued and the airplane landed normally.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

26 Oct 2018 D-AIMJ Lufthansa 0 near Halifax, NS non


Photo of D-AIMJ courtesy

Frankfurt am Main (EDDF / FRA / FRF)
11 June 2019; (c) Aad van der Voet

Revision history:

19-Mar-2016 19:34 harro Added
08-Apr-2016 13:48 AF5541 Updated [Total occupants, Source]
08-Apr-2016 13:48 harro Updated [Source]

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