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New Report: Significant air safety problem at O'Hare

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posted on Jul, 27 2007 @ 06:07 PM
Excerp from the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomen report:

This report presents the results of an investigation into an interesting incident at O'Hare International Airport (ORD) on November 7, 2006 at about 1615 hrs (4:15 pm) CST that had definite safety implications. A number of highly reliable airline employees and others reported seeing a round, revolving, gray, metallic appearing object [hereafter called an Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP)] hovering approximately above United Airline's Gate C17 in Concourse C at an altitude less than 1,900 feet above ground level (AGL) and departing sometime between 4:18 and 4:33 pm. Since two United
taxi mechanics reported seeing the object sometime after 4:00 pm the object could have been present for at least eighteen minutes or more. The following subjects are discussed here: Description of eye witness accounts, overview of O'Hare International Airport and its aviation operations, visibility from the control tower, weather conditions, the reported hole in the cloud allegedly caused by the UAP, radar technical considerations and possible primary contacts, safety implications of the incident, and a summary.

Here is the link to the full report:

posted on Jul, 27 2007 @ 09:07 PM
Excellent post. Haven't read the full report yet, but starts off very interesting.


posted on Jul, 27 2007 @ 11:15 PM
I am not reading any 152 page report that has this in it:
Based on eye witness testimony the UAP would have ranged in size from about twenty-two to eighty
eight feet diameter. It accelerated at a steeply inclined angle through the 1,900 ft cloud base leaving a
round hole approximately its own size that lasted for as long as fourteen minutes. This is suggestive of a
super heated object or otherwise radiated (microwave?) heat energy on the order of 9.4 kJ/m3. According
to the FAA nothing was detected by radar at this location or time of day or seen by air traffic controllers
from the main tower. An examination of primary radar data supplied by the FAA confirmed the first
claim. Nevertheless, an FAA inbound ground controller remarked about the "UFO" (UAP) at about
3:58:09 pm, long before the object had departed. No reference to a UAP IS made by any inbound or
outbound flight crew other than two United maintenance taxi mechanics moving an empty airplane to the
maintenance hanger on the north side of the airport. Of course this does not mean that there was no
object present but only that these flight crew did not discuss it over the radio. Our analyses suggest that a
potentially significant air safety problem existed at O'Hare International Airport on the afternoon of
November 7, 2006. Anytime an airborne object can hover for several minutes over a busy airport but not
be registered on radar or seen visually from the control tower, constitutes a potential threat to flight
safety. The identity of the UAP remains unknown. An official government inquiry should be carried out
to evaluate whether or not current sensing technologies are adequate to insure against a future incident
such as this.

and with sentences like this:

I would feel antsy landing an airplane ( or something like that while also sentences like)

The pilots are busy landing the aircraft that they would not even see something unusual and if they did look at it they still would not probably see anything even if it struck their eyeballs.

This report is ridiculous in my opinion.'Hare_UFO_sighting_2006

The official FAA stance concludes that the sighting was caused by weather phenomenon and that the agency is not investigating the incident. Many witnesses interviewed by the Tribune were apparently "upset" that federal officials declined to further investigate the matter.


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