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UFO causes near-collision over Denver


Posted on Sunday, 20 May, 2012 | Comment icon 69 comments | News tip by: ColoradoParanormal


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Authorities are investigating a mysterious object that almost caused a mid-air collision last week.

The Federal Aviation Administration are attempting to determine what the object was and if it could pose further risk to aircraft. Described by the pilot at the time as a "large remote controlled aircraft", the object came close enough to cause serious concern as the plane flew at around 8,000ft over Cherry Creek.

"That's an issue because now we have something in controlled airspace that poses a danger," said aviation analyst Greg Feith. "Was this an unmanned vehicle that was part of some sort of law enforcement operation? Was this somebody that had flown a large model aircraft inadvertently into the airspace?"

"The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mystery in the sky."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #60 Posted by psyche101 on 22 May, 2012, 5:40
MIB!!!
Comment icon #61 Posted by Englishgent on 22 May, 2012, 8:00
What happens if the engine fails?
Comment icon #62 Posted by DONTEATUS on 22 May, 2012, 13:44
Its hits the earth ,Sometimes really hard ! Like the Roswell Drone did !
Comment icon #63 Posted by Sakari on 22 May, 2012, 18:09
If it is a multiplex easystar like mine, it can glide quite far....Just hope no trees or water......Than use the LMA ( lost model alarm ) to find it....They can be made now that will send the GPS coordinates. Mine has no camera....wish it did...
Comment icon #64 Posted by Framling on 23 May, 2012, 2:48
Beat me to it. I was thinking of Colorado's huge hawks and eagles. But is it 8000 feet above the ground or 8,000 feet above sea level? Because in many parts of CO 8,000 feet above sea level is still below ground.
Comment icon #65 Posted by DONTEATUS on 23 May, 2012, 2:52
So what part of "Pilot reports a aircraft,like machine" Not Balloon`s, Not Bird, Not Swamp Gas ! So Im thinking it was just a blur ,smudge,smear on his windows right ? NOT ! Or in his exact words " A Large R/C aircraft or something"
Comment icon #66 Posted by Slave2Fate on 23 May, 2012, 3:00
This was in Denver so ground level was already 5280ft.
Comment icon #67 Posted by nephilim12 on 30 May, 2012, 8:46
Most probably was a UAV ( drone in common parlance ). Think about this, you're piloting a passenger aircraft and maintaining course for your destination at a certain required speed and route. Your visibility even under clear skies is limited to what your mobility can afford you depending on the type of seat, size of the cockpit windows, where your attention is fixed at any particular moment in time, and the last thing on my mind under such a situation would be an aircraft zipping by dangerously close to a mid-air collision. Now under the adrenaline charged circumstances, the last thing on ... [More]
Comment icon #68 Posted by Chrlzs on 30 May, 2012, 9:56
This was in Denver so ground level was already 5280ft. This was in Denver so ground level was already 5280ft. [/quote] The initial report says he was at 8000ft above sea level. And aircraft altimeters do NOT report altitude above ground - they show altitude above Mean Sea Level (MSL). Think about it - there would be chaos if everyone set their altimeters to different base levels.. So if that report is correct, he was only about 3000 feet above the town. Easily in range of large birds, RC, you name it. Maybe it was a kite..


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