Friday, February 14

British Holiday Aircraft Misses UFO By Only A Few Feet

Plane near miss with UFO

This is a UFO sighting I hadn't previously heard about, but an official investigation on the sighting has now been carried out.

On July 19th 2013, flight TCX24HX, took off from Ibiza. The plane was owned by the Thomas Cook travel company and the registration number was G-KKAZ. It was heading for Manchester airport, England.

As the aircraft was travelling over Reading, England it experienced, what has been described as a 'near miss'. The captain physically ducked as a cigar / rugby ball shaped craft - which appeared to be silver in colour and of a metallic substance - came within feet of the Thomas Cook plane.

According to The Telegraph website: "The captain said he spotted the object travelling towards the jet out of a left hand side, cockpit window, apparently heading directly for it. He said there was no time to for the aircrew to take evasive action. He told investigators he was certain the object was going to crash into his aircraft and ducked as it headed towards him."

A report into the incident tells of how the captain "was under the apprehension that they were on collision course with no time to react. His immediate reaction was to duck to the right and reach over to alert the FO [First Officer]; there was no time to talk to alert him ... [the captain] was fully expecting to experience some kind of impact with a conflicting aircraft" and said it was "within a few feet" above the jet.

It's worth mentioning that this near miss was at 6.35pm on a summer's day and therefore in daylight, and at an altitude of 34,000 feet.

So, what was the conclusion of the investigation? Would you believe it "wasn't possible to trace the object or determine the likely cause of the sighting."

According to The Telegraph the investigation checked data recordings to establish what other aircraft were in the area at the time, but eliminated them all from its quest to find out what had been responsible. It also ruled out meteorological balloons, after checking none were released in the vicinity. Toy balloons were also discounted, as they are not large enough to reach such heights. Military radar operators were also contacted but were unable to trace the reported object.

This wasn't a one off incident though because in 1995, the Civil Aviation Authority conducted an intense investigation when the captain of a passenger aircraft - again coming into land at Manchester Airport - nearly collided with a dark, wedge shaped object that was so close that the first officer also instinctively ducked.

What were these 'near misses'? Do you think the authorities really couldn't 'determine the likely cause of the sighting.'? Strange, when the National Air Traffic Control Services admit that staff detect around one unexplained flying object every month.

There must be something out there - even if it's earthbound. Surely, whatever it is, isn't being covered up? No, that's silly ...

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  1. Suzie15:04

    But you don't think a cover up is silly do you?!

    1. As I wrote 'No, that's silly' :)

  2. What an intriguing story! Interesting that the captain actually came forward...wonder if he's still working as a pilot?!

  3. Well, that was a of the words for approving the comment was CONTACT.

    1. A creepy contact! I don't know if he's still working as a pilot - his name has been with-held.