Saturday, 9 October 2010

UFO News Article:
“UK UFO baffles aviation experts”,
15 September 1999 (BBC News, London, UK)

An Oslo-bound McDonnell Douglas MD-81 airliner which had just taken off from London Heathrow Airport, narrowly avoided colliding with a UFO on 12 June 1998, according to BBC News:


Aerial view of London Heathrow Airport, UK (flickr.com photo)
UFO News Article:
“UFO had near miss with Boeing 737”,
18 February 2010 (The Daily Telegraph, London, UK)

Two British Airways Boeing 737 pilots (flight 5061) reported a near miss with a UFO over the Pennines, UK on 6 January 1995, according to the article:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/ufo/7254652/UFO-had-near-miss-with-Boeing-737.html

The incident was investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The release of the fifth batch of UK MoD UFO files (18 February 2010) by the National Archives also revealed two other airliner-UFO incidents over the UK.

An airliner had an encounter with a UFO near Glasgow Airport in December 1996 and in April 1997, the crew of an Aer Lingus airliner spotted a UFO during a flight from Dublin to Amsterdam.














British Airways Boeing 737-400 (wikimedia.org photo)
UFO News Article:
“Mystery of Heathrow jet near-miss with UFO”,
20 October 2008 (Evening Times, Glasgow, UK)

An Alitalia McDonnell Douglas MD-80 airliner had a near miss with a UFO near Lydd in Kent, UK on 21 April 1991, at about 8:00 p.m., the Evening Times reports:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/mystery-of-heathrow-jet-near-miss-with-ufo-1.963834

The UFO incident is detailed in one of the UK MoD UFO files that were released on 20 October 2008.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and UK Ministry of Defence performed an extensive investigation of the incident.

Alitalia McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (flickr.com photo)