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Pilots report near miss with UFO

Posted on Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 | Comment icon 226 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Two pilots of a passenger plane have reported almost colliding with an unknown object over Scotland.

The Airbus 320 had been coming in to land at Glasgow airport when the pilots reported seeing a blue and yellow object that had already passed within 300ft of them before there was time to take evasive action. Both of the pilots agreed on their descriptions of the object which they said was larger than a balloon and appeared to have a small frontal area. Air traffic control reported no sign of anything on radar at the time of the incident.

"The pilot of an A320, inbound to Glasgow, gave a contemporaneous account of his ac’s encounter with an untraced object at 3500ft," said the UK Airprox Board that investigates near misses. "Investigation of the available surveillance sources was unable to trace any activity matching that described by the A320 pilot. Additionally there was no other information to indicate the presence or otherwise of activity in the area."

"A passenger plane was involved in a near miss an unidentified flying object, two pilots have reported."

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Comment icon #217 Posted by Slave2Fate on 27 May, 2013, 5:36
Careful now, remember what happened last time Kludge got excited?
Comment icon #218 Posted by psyche101 on 27 May, 2013, 6:06
It's still there? Poor bastage alright. Chief Petty Officer Molumphry, USN is the guy. We all know why his locker is called "The Goat Locker" [size=4] It seems he still has the bloody Goat!!
Comment icon #219 Posted by Kludge808 on 27 May, 2013, 6:48
Yep. He's our four-legged lawnmower and general scarer of bad people. I mean who expects a goat around a barracks? ROFL! Anyway, back in the days of sail, goats were kept on board for milk. The chief petty officers were the ones who tended them and usually their quarters were with the goats ... hence the name "Goat Locker." Well, someone had to take care of him!
Comment icon #220 Posted by psyche101 on 27 May, 2013, 7:20
LOL I am just glad he ended up with a good home! I did not know that, I thought the Goat locker was just an Officers Club at Sea (all the Old Goats) Did you recognise the name Chief Petty Officer Molumphry?
Comment icon #221 Posted by Kludge808 on 27 May, 2013, 7:44
Yep ... although I was a bit disappointed I couldn't get the girls to come as well. *sigh* Nah, that's the Ward Room. :-D Operation Petticoat. Hmmm ... don't remember the actor's name though.
Comment icon #222 Posted by Spacenut56 on 27 May, 2013, 20:55
I wish I had been on that flight! I have never had the luck of seeing an unidentified flying object....yet.
Comment icon #223 Posted by slaughtr on 13 June, 2013, 13:26
Skeptical people why even speak you blow the post by even speaking.
Comment icon #224 Posted by Oppono Astos on 13 June, 2013, 16:28
Comment icon #225 Posted by badeskov on 14 June, 2013, 2:52
Comment icon #226 Posted by DONTEATUS on 14 June, 2013, 3:41
Huh ! is rtight ! Right down th eRound File container ! I say we find that Goat,make some Cabrito Stew,And some Feta cheese A few glasses of Fine Wine,and Were All Good to Go ! Dont ya Know! Badeskov`s In charge of this Dinner event !

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