Unconfirmed midair between Piper Apache and unidentified RPA

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The unconfirmed report is that a “company survey” aircraft impacted a small UAS 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 RPAS 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 Apache.

N900AM

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Looks like it was the tail that was hit to me

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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

http://www.asias.faa.gov/pls/apex/f?p=100:96:::::P96_ENTRY_DATE,P96_MAKE_NAME,P96_FATAL_FLG:28-AUG-15,PIPER

That C130 in Afghanistan

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