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UK authorities investigate RAF plane's near-miss with a UFO

By T.K. Randall
February 6, 2023 · Comment icon 7 comments

An RAF Atlas military transport aircraft. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Sarah Ward
The UK Airprox Board has been looking into an intriguing incident which occurred at 1pm back on November 16th.
According to reports, an RAF Atlas - a large military transport plane - had been flying over Currock Hill in Tyne and Wear, England, when an unknown object passed the aircraft on the right-hand side.

Initial assumptions that the object must be a drone were quickly called into doubt when the flight crew described it as circular in shape with a hollow center, around 3ft wide and black in color.
The investigative board noted that the high altitude of the encounter, along with the physical description of the object, were such that they were "unable to determine the nature" of it.

"Providence had played a major part in the incident and/or a definite risk of collision had existed," the board wrote, while also noting that the short distance between them had posed a significant risk.

As things stand, exactly what the plane's crew encountered that day continues to remain a mystery.

Source: The Northern Echo | Comments (7)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
Thats so odd to rule out "drone" no one can be sure of the size shape config of every drone out there, no way. I would guess as drones keep jumping in popularly we will soon be seeing accidents with them.
Comment icon #2 Posted by quillius 1 year ago
it suggests that the drone flew past the military plane.... I thought fast drones travelled at 100mph as an average high speed. So not sure how it flew past a military plane? What is strange though is why the speed was not the factor that made them think it was not a drone.....but rather it was its appearance. As Bats says, surely the shape/design isnt a 'strong' indicator of whether its a drone or not... speed however, should be!  so IMO something is not adding up...could simply be bad journalism I guess  
Comment icon #3 Posted by Crabby Kitten 1 year ago
Drone my fruit cake! 
Comment icon #4 Posted by Robotic Jew 1 year ago
Have you ever seen something moving at 100mph in the air with lights on? While also pursuing in a plane??
Comment icon #5 Posted by quillius 1 year ago
I havent but I dont quite understand the question to be honest, or how it pertains to my post?  
Comment icon #6 Posted by khol 1 year ago
circular in shape?.. hollow in centre??  c'mon people its a flying bagel. They do exist!   There called plain bagels  
Comment icon #7 Posted by astrobeing 1 year ago
I wonder how they determined it was three feet wide. Was it flying right outside the window?

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