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#1    Saru

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Could the distraction of a UFO sighting during a flight be enough to cause a collision or crash ?

Discovery News said:

UFO debunker Robert Sheaffer puts it more bluntly blog: ". . . the number of fatalities in airline accidents caused by UFOs equals the number of motorists killed in vehicle collisions with unicorns. "

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

This article seems to be based on the assumption that the term UFO implies something of extraterrestrial origin.
I suppose, in theory, an aviation accident could occur IF a vehicle of ET origin presented itself unexpectedly in the path of an aircraft.
AFAIK, that has never happened.
It would seem unlikely that a vehicle and/or occupants capable of navigating through light years of our galaxy could not find it's way safely through our skies.
The fact is that UFO's do collide with aircraft and cause damage and accidents...however they are usually identified after the collision has occured, or seconds before...
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

I don't see why not even if they didn't collide.  All the UFO's that I have heard about can move rather quickly in any direction so I would think an actual collision would be rare unless maybe there was a malfunction.  I can understand where seeing a UFO might cause pilot error and that result in a crash.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

View PostHilander, on 02 November 2012 - 03:17 PM, said:

I don't see why not even if they didn't collide.  All the UFO's that I have heard about can move rather quickly in any direction so I would think an actual collision would be rare unless maybe there was a malfunction.  I can understand where seeing a UFO might cause pilot error and that result in a crash.


There are ample reports to suggest that UFO's have interfered with car electrical systems and stopped engines.  The implications for airliners are obvious and terrifying.  There is no reason to suggest that plane systems are any more immune to powerful E-M interference than cars.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

Look up Richard Haines, who has found many air incidents caused by UFOs.  There have probably been more of these than we will ever know about.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

Well, by definition "unidentified flying objects" could cause accidents. If they are unidentified and they fly, of course!

If there really are ETs flying around us, is of course a completely different question.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

I could see it happening If like Zoser said it somehow interfered with the planes electrical systems

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

With all the UFOs flying around in space, as has been proven in the "More NASA UFOs?" thread, I'm surprised that a space shuttle or two haven't been downed.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 02 November 2012 - 06:45 PM, said:

With all the UFOs flying around in space, as has been proven in the "More NASA UFOs?" thread, I'm surprised that a space shuttle or two haven't been downed.

Well space is extremely big, How do you mean downed  like literally had a collison or ?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

I guess there's a lot less interference up there, not like down here where they can be taken out with radar like in the Roswell incident.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

I think "ET" UFO's are far too advanced to allow a collision. Plus, planes are generally(not always) seperated by a relatively safe distance.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 02 November 2012 - 07:34 PM, said:

I guess there's a lot less interference up there, not like down here where they can be taken out with radar like in the Roswell incident.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:43 PM

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:34 AM

i was watching something on Tv the other night, about a UFO small plane accident in mexico a while back according to that show ( note that i am not saying i believe or disbelieve) there have been several small plane/ UFO accidents or very close calls over the years. Personally i think it is a better chance that the small planes were shot down as drug runners but the one in mexico was said to have a saucer recovered and a squad of mexican military dead as a result.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:57 AM

View PostSweetpumper, on 02 November 2012 - 06:45 PM, said:

With all the UFOs flying around in space, as has been proven in the "More NASA UFOs?" thread, I'm surprised that a space shuttle or two haven't been downed.

LOL, I never thought I would see "UFO" and "proven" in the same sentence.

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