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1/6/2014 (10 months ago)

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Incident reported as 'near miss' to Civil Aviation Authority

It was enough to make some people go on the lookout for some little green men. A British air pilot reported that a mysterious flying object passed within feet of his cockpit in the skies around London's Heathrow Airport.

'The captain perceived an object pass within a few feet of the aircraft. It could best be described as cigar/rugby ball-like in shape, bright silver and metallic-like in construction.'

"The captain perceived an object pass within a few feet of the aircraft. It could best be described as cigar/rugby ball-like in shape, bright silver and metallic-like in construction."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/6/2014 (10 months ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: UFO, Heathrow Airport, report, near collision


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to the captain of the A320, he was flying to the west of Heathrow. Looking out the cockpit window, he reportedly saw a cigar-shaped metallic object at a similar altitude, directly at his plane.

While fanciful the incident was the subject of a deadly serious report by the UK Airprox Board, part of the Civil Aviation Authority, as an apparent near-miss.

"Having very little time to focus, he was under the apprehension that they were on a collision course with no time to react," the report said, " His immediate reaction was to duck to the right and reach over the alert the F.O. (first officer); there was no time to talk to alert him.
 
"His first words to the F.O. were, 'did you see that,' who replied 'see what?'

"The captain perceived an object pass within a few feet of the aircraft. It could best be described as cigar/rugby ball-like in shape, bright silver and metallic-like in construction."

The pilot then asked air traffic control if any other aircraft were in the vicinity. He was told that there none close by, although there were other airliners to the west.

While they are usually the culprit in many other such instances, investigators ruled out the possibility that it was a meteorological balloon or a helium balloon.

"Nevertheless, the A320 pilot was subject to a powerful impression of immediate danger, caused by his perception of an object closing rapidly on his aircraft.

"Although only supposition, members opined that this may have been due to a combination of a possible reflection of the low sun off one of the aircraft to the west, and of the pilot's head movement as he looked forward.

"It was decided that, although the reflection theory had some merit, the overall dearth of information relating to the event rendered and meaningful finding impossible."

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