Two Turkish airline pilots flying a plane over Turkey have reported to aviation authorities that they saw a mysterious UFO with green lights about 350 miles from the area where EgyptAir flight MS804 disappeared. The UFO zipped over their airplane on May 19, 2016, same day that the EgyptAir flight crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.
The pilots were flying a passenger plane at an altitude of 17,000 feet, from the resort town of Bodrum over the Silivri district of Istanbul when, at about 11:30 p.m., they encountered the alleged mysterious craft, according to the Hurriyet Daily News.
When the pilots landed their plane 30 minutes later -- a few minutes before midnight -- at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, they reported the sighting to the Air Traffic Control Center.
"An unidentified object with green lights passed 2,000 to 3,000 feet above us," the pilots wrote in their report. "Then it disappeared all of a sudden. We are guessing that it was a UFO."
"An unidentified object with green lights passed 2- to 3,000 feet above us. Then it disappeared all of a sudden."
According to Express, the Turkish General Directorate of State Airports Authority found no radar evidence of the alleged craft, yet two experienced pilots said they saw it passing over their aircraft with green lights on.
Members of the online UFO community have reacted to the latest reported sighting, pointing that among the most credible witnesses possible in a case of UFO sighting are pilots, both civilian and military.
"It is great that pilots can come out and talk about what they saw in the sky. Many pilots are scared to talk about it due to ridicule and worry that their job security would be called into question," UFO blogger, Scott Waring wrote.
"You can't get a more experienced expert at UFOs than a pilot himself, who flies daily and has to take care of his crew and passengers safety," he added.
Other UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists noted that the sighting occurred only about 350 miles from the area where the EgyptAir flight MS804, flying from Paris to Cairo, was last spotted on radar.
EgyptAir flight MS804 -- an Airbus A320 -- flying from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport, went missing over the Mediterranean with a total of 66 people on board early on Thursday at about 2:30 Egyptian time (UTC+2), several hours before the alleged UFO sighting over Turkey.
The alleged sighting, according to the pilots, occurred shortly before midnight on Thursday.
But this is not the first bizarre "mysterious coincidence" that conspiracy theorists have "discovered" in the tragic case of EgyptAir flight MS804.
Some conspiracy theorists had announced, soon after the flight went missing, and before a multinational search team found the wreckage in the Mediterranean, that they had detected a "mysterious coincidence" between the missing EgyptAir flight and the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
According to conspiracy theorists, the call sign for the missing EgyptAir flight MS804 -- that is, 804 -- was exactly the same as the number of days between the date of disappearance of MH370 and the disappearance of MS804.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 -- a Boeing 777-200ER with 12 crew members and 227 passengers on board -- disappeared mysteriously on March 8, 2014, an hour after departure from Kuala Lumpur Airport to China's Beijing Capital International Airport.
An international search team conducted extensive and thorough, but fruitless searches over the South China Sea, Gulf of Thailand, the Andaman Sea, and the Strait of Malaysia.
The mystery of the missing plane has generated hundreds of conspiracy theories.
Conspiracy theorists criticized "coincidence theorists," arguing that the fact that MS804 went missing 804 days after the disappearance of MH370 could not be a coincidence.
But the wreckage of the EgyptAir flight was found eventually in the Mediterranean, about 290 km north of Alexandria in Egypt.
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