Report concerning air traffic incident in Farris TMA 28 May 2014 between Cessna Aircraft Company T207A, LN-PER and an unknown radio-controlled aircraft

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Description

During climb out from Skien Airport Geiteryggen (ENSN) with six parachutists on board, LN-PER passed an object on opposite course. The object resembled a radio controlled aircraft and was seen by the commander and several of the parachutists on board. The incident happened at about 4,800 feet altitude in controlled airspace (Farris TMA). The commander assessed that the distance to the object was about 50 meters when passing it. After passing the object, the commander made a turn in order to visually follow the object, which shortly afterwards made a rapid spiraling descent. The commander elected to continue the climb after he had lost visual contact with the object.

This report is in Norwegian only.

No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Location
Farris TMA, 5 NM south of Skien airport Geiteryggen (ENSN)
Occurrence date
28.05.2014
ICAO Location indicator
ENSN
Aircraft
Cessna øvrige/ RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System)
Registration
LN-PER
Meteorological conditions
VMC
County
Telemark
Type of occurrence
Air traffic incident
Type of operation
Private (club)/ Private
Category of operation
Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)/ Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)
Aircraft category
Landplane, Single-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft
FIR/AOR
ENOS (Oslo ATCC)
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Report concerning air traffic incident in Farris TMA 28 May 2014 between Cessna Aircraft Company T207A, LN-PER and an unknown radio-controlled aircraft Download report
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