Passenger Jet Has Near Miss With UFO Over London Airport
An airline pilot has described the terror he felt when his Airbus passenger jet had a near miss with a UFO as it approached London's Heathrow airport last summer. In the report to the UK's Aviation Authority, the unnamed pilot described a rugby ball-shaped UFO passing within feet of his Airbus A320 passenger, however air traffic data showed no sign of any aircraft in the vicinity. The July 2013 incident was the subject of a full investigation by the aviation authority following the pilot's distressing call to Heathrow airport's air traffic control center. Extracts from the report demonstrate the genuine terror felt by the pilot as the "metallic" "cigar/rugby ball-shaped" object came dangerously close to the aircraft....
"He was under the apprehension that they were on a collision course with no time to react." reads the report. "His immediate reaction was to duck to the right and to reach over to alert the First Officer; there was no time to talk to alert him.
"The Captain was fully expecting some kind of impact with a conflicting aircraft."
The investigation found no trace of civilian aircraft in the area and subsequently ruled out the possibility of weather balloons, toy balloons and military objects. The report concluded that it was "not possible to trace the object or determine the like cause of the sighting."
It is estimated that the UK's aviation investigation authority, UK Airprox Board, investigate an average of 1 UFO sighting a month from pilots over UK airspace. Despite the frequency of such events, it is still rare for a report to end up as inconclusive and mysterious as this one.
The sighting occurred in broad daylight at 6:35pm on July 13th 2013 and the report does not reveal the identity of the pilot or the airline in question.