A commercial passenger aircraft flying just West of Heathrow Airport was nearly hit by an Unidentified Flying Object, or UFO as we know them. Heathrow Airport, one of the world’s busiest Airports located outside London, has not been able to find an explanation for the object that had a ‘near miss’ with an Airbus A320.
While flying past the airport, the pilot suddenly noticed a “cigar/rugby ball” shaped bright silver and “metallic” object hurtling towards his plane at 34,000 feet. It was approaching at such an astonishing pace that the pilot wasn’t even able to make any kind of evasive maneuvers with his aircraft and only managed to ‘duck’ and alert the copilot.
The Telegraph mentions an official report into the worrying and spooky incident by British Air Traffic authorities:
“He 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.”
While we hear a lot about hoaxes and homemade videos, and there’s certainly no shortage of spooky UFO footage on the web, it’s a different story when the report comes from the captain of a commercial Jet!
The captain of the airplane was braced for a mid-air collision, he was sure that they were going to be hit, and believes that the mysterious object must have passed “within a few feet” above his plane.
The pilot only happened to notice the UFO zooming towards him out of the left hand side window of the cockpit, and he didn’t have a chance to do anything about it. It happened in broad daylight in the late afternoon, and no-one has been able to find out what on Earth, or off Earth this thing was.
At that kind of altitude there really aren’t so many things it could have been, authorities checked, and no weather balloons were released in the vicinity, and toy balloons cannot make it that high anyway.
In 2012, the head of the National Air Traffic Control Services admitted staff detected around one unexplained flying object every month.
Now, that’s quite worrying for regular air travelers because even if it was nothing, and perhaps even just a figment of the Pilot’s imagination, if the pilot would have had the chance to react and take evasive action to avert a mid-air collision, who knows what type of difficulty the plane or the passengers might have gotten into from a sudden, extreme maneuver.
For the approximately 150 passengers on the plane that could have been a real disaster, whereas being killed by an alien spaceship in a mid-air crash has to be the most unlikely way to go.
So, next time you’re flying keep an eye out and a camera in hand, and perhaps a parachute in the overhead compartment in case you have any close encounters with UFOs.