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Plane damaged by mystery object over China

Posted on Wednesday, 12 June, 2013 | Comment icon 51 comments | News tip by: drpaxton

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An airliner in China was forced to land after being damaged in a mid-air impact with an unknown object.

The Air China Boeing 757 sustained damage to its front cone which included a large dent and prominent scratches after colliding with the object at a height of 26,000 feet. The plane had been flying from Chengdu to Guangzhou when the incident forced it to make an emergency landing because the pilot had reported difficulty controlling the aircraft following the impact.

Investigators have ruled out a bird strike due to the lack of blood and feathers, leading to speculation that the plane collided with a UFO. Former MoD UFO researcher Nick Pope has suggested that even if the investigation does reveal indications that something unusual hit the plane, the Chinese government is highly unlikely to release any details about it.

"A passenger jet in China was forced to make an emergency landing after a mysterious mid-air collision with a “foreign object” at 26,000 feet severely dented its nose cone, media reports revealed."

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Comment icon #42 Posted by seeder on 13 June, 2013, 15:05
want some ketchup with the hat?
Comment icon #43 Posted by Sakari on 13 June, 2013, 20:00
You missed this part.....
Comment icon #44 Posted by ancient astronaut on 13 June, 2013, 20:16
It was Peter Griffin and the Giant Rooster fighting again.
Comment icon #45 Posted by DONTEATUS on 13 June, 2013, 20:50
Was there any Ketchup on that Chinese lantern ?
Comment icon #46 Posted by keithisco on 13 June, 2013, 21:25
OK, you show me any photos, video, of a Luna drone with those fins on!!!
Comment icon #47 Posted by keithisco on 13 June, 2013, 21:32
No thanks. The LUNA drone has a max speed of 160Kmh, cruising speed of 70Kmh.... (100, and 45mph respectively) the aircraft was at 350 / 450cKph and so the effects of parallax would make it appear that the drone was flying into the plane. The reverse is true!!
Comment icon #48 Posted by seeder on 13 June, 2013, 21:39
Why? You say you have worked on drones so you'll know more than me wont you? And who says they are fins? But just for fun - to humor your expert opinion...heres another LUNA DRONE see for yourself here .
Comment icon #49 Posted by Sundew on 13 June, 2013, 21:46
I just skimmed the article but don't remember seeing any mention of weather or age of the jet. I suppose a very large hailstones could cause damage and then leave little trace, or it could just be metal fatigue. Still it seems unlike a rigid cone shape could be staved in like that just from normal air speeds.
Comment icon #50 Posted by DONTEATUS on 14 June, 2013, 22:35
Something Hit it ! Just Saying !

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