An A320 aircraft viewed from its right-hand side with its landing gear down
The incident aircraft. File photo from 2019 (c) Tim Hillier (all rights reserved)
Airbus A320 and drone, air proximity incident over South Auckland, 2 April 2024
Occurrence Date
The reported circumstances were that at about 1823 on 2 April 2024, an Airbus A320 passenger aircraft registered ZK-OXJ was on approach to Auckland Airport. At about 2000 feet over South Auckland, a drone passed from right to left over the flight deck. The flight crew reported the incident to Auckland Airport Control Tower, and Air traffic control closed the airspace for 15 minutes. The passenger aircraft landed safely. No injuries reported.
[As initially reported. Subject to change. Not official Findings].