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UPI Reporting UFOs Struck Romanian Fighter Plane

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posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 07:10 PM
Just saw this article that just came out an hour ago while I was googling....

UFOs hit Romanian plane

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 6 (UPI) -- The Romanian Defense Ministry has confirmed that a fighter plane was struck by four unidentified flying objects and released a video of the incident.

The ministry said the MIG 21 Lancer fighter plane was struck by the objects during an Oct. 31, 2007, check flight but was able to land safely, reported Friday.

Lt. Col. Nicolae Grigorie said a video recorded by cameras onboard the plane depicts "two solid bodies, which are not translucid."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

I did a search on ATS and the search came up with no results...anyone hear about this??? Let's try to find the video! I hope it's not another lame hoax!

posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 07:18 PM
Here's a Youtube video showing a newscast, unfortunately in Romanian but it shows damage to the fighter plane. Anyone speak Romanian??

[edit on 6-6-2008 by LateApexer313]

posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 07:31 PM
The only thing I can find is the exact same story on several off the beat news wires. No commentary on it, or where the video that was "released" is.

posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 07:34 PM
reply to post by Res Ipsa

Yes, the only video I found was the one I posted above with the news clip from a Romanian station apparently, but it shows the damage to the MIG and an interview with the pilot, which of course is useless to those of us who don't speak the language.

posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 07:42 PM
I see the video or report I mean, was November, shortly after the incident.
I wonder why it is making any news now unless they are releasing the video now. But where is the video???

posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 07:47 PM
Here's a video of one of them flying, it's not THE one however...still looking!

posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 09:17 PM
Hey LA. S&F for finding this so quick. Hopefully someone can chime in here who can translate, I'd really like to know what the pilot is saying. The article is very matter of fact....four objects? Wow. I wonder why it is just now hitting the wire? I've looked and can't find any additional info either, but I will keep looking.

My 1000th....yippy!


posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 10:14 PM
reply to post by Res Ipsa

As Res Ipsa was saying it's never good when UPI picks something up and it's only reported in a few questionable places...and like YOU said, why now, and where's the footage?

posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 01:17 AM
Mig Lancer 21 hit by 4 ufo in Romania

2 solid objects are seen in the video, not translucid, which were filmed by the video camera placed inside the airplane.
The glass near the pilot was broken by one of this objects and wounded the pilot. This glass is organic and at higher altitudes(stratosphere) cannot be broken unless is hit by a very tough object.

This was a partial translation from this video. The pilot landed safely directed by his wife which was at the radio tower that day.
Above images are official and analyzed by M.O.D. .

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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 02:07 AM


The Romanian Defense Ministry actually released the video
Found the video and uploaded to YouTube: here is it

Lossy compressed, i suggest to watch the video Here.

Link to coverage - Realitatea TV - (RO) including the video released by The Romanian Defense Ministry

NewIN (RO) coverage

Army Conclusion: A MIG-21 Lancer in Romania hit some UFO sites - VIDEO

Warning: translation NOT accurate
On 30 October 2007, a MIG-21 Lancer of the Romanian Air Force has escaped through the miracle of collision with some so-called UFO (unidentified flying objects), random confirmed as the pilot reached the ground well, as well as images carlinga of the plane, run by Realitatea TV. According to Lt. comandorului Marin Mitrică that the aircraft pilot, during a routine flight, some objects "strange" and had hit carlinga have broken glass dome, in ricoşând oxygen mask.

Everything has happened with a speed fulgerătoare This proved later and the images caught by video camera in operation on board. On the recording made during the flight concerned, the impact lasts no more than 67 milliseconds! Although the risk of crash seemed imminent, the pilot managed to return safely to base unit Campia Turzii from being directed from the control tower even his wife, colegă drive.

Scientific explanations - ruled out one after the other

Warning: translation NOT accurate
Mystery was to increase along with investigating the case, led by Lt. Nicholas comandorul Grigorie, himself MIG pilot and graduate of the French Institute for Security Aeronavelor therefore one of the Air Force specialists to investigate such incidents. Officer reported for the newspaper Gândul how, row on row, all assumptions that could provide a scientific explanation of chance were cancelled. First, have been excluded natural causes: the device has not been hit by a bird (in Romania because the birds not to fly at the height of 6,500 meters, and the body of the plane was not found any trace of organic matter), nor a piece of ice (because the sky was clear and did not contain any conditions that norişor with water to freeze) or by a meteorite, because no astronomical data confirms entry of such bodies in the air that day. Then, have been excluded and what the causes could have been made due to human activities.

There were no civilian flights at any hour that at about 30 km from Gherla, where the unit MIG-21 Lancer, no exercises with artillery cannons or missiles, no incidents reported to police on missile launching craft or Fireworks and no weapon had not been launched a weather balloon. Data collected by Nicholas Grigorie have been supplemented by a survey of the National Institute of Criminalistică, appreciated that the hardness of the object that struck the aircraft was greater than the organic glass that was hit.

The object that struck the device was a motion of rotating around its own ax, have a trajectory towards oblică trajectory aircraft, but rejected the assumption that the analysis had been talking about a projectile. "We can say with certainty what was not, but not what it was - an object that struck the MIG, but we do not know what material was or origin", declared to us lt.-com. Grigorie, refusing to make any speculation about a possible "Extraterrestrial origins." Everything we could confirm was that, indeed, during the 67de milliseconds by "unidentified object" in the images are caught in carlingă see fugar and also two objects have passed through before the aircraft "as something which passes through the front of a car, but without a hit."

Neither European experts have not found an explanation

The incident above Cluj County has been discussed in the framework of the Security Forces in Europe Air - AFFSC (E). However, none of the experts military aircraft from other European countries has not advanced any plausible hypothesis nine, to those already dismantled the Romanian investigators. Finally, as a participant in this body for consulting experts in military aviation safety, lt.-com. Nicholas Grigorie is of the opinion that in Romania, nefericite incidents in which to be involved apparatus of the Air Forces "are just like the others, not more or fewer." coverage

Original coverage with video - PRO TV | (the previous one, better quality)

Ps: sorry for the long external quote, but it's a "translation".

[edit on 7/6/2008 by internos]

posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 03:32 AM
reply to post by internos

We love you Internos..

And on topic, what a case
love the fact that they have released the footage. I was reading an old report about it from november last year and they said the object was too fast to be seen on the film.


posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 10:13 AM
reply to post by internos

Way to go Internos
Thanks for finding the actual video, I should have known you would....

Thanks for translating and for making the still of the interesting case. I am surprised the Defense Ministry decided to show this footage!
Star for Internos, making everyone's threads he touches, even better

posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 11:23 AM
I had seen this before, but this is an important update.

I don't know if there are any Romanian ATS members, but I will look.



Edit: Pai Mei's profile says "Romania" as location, maybe a U2U to him (her?) would show if it's possible to have a translation.

[edit on 7/6/2008 by ArMaP]

posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 01:19 PM
reply to post by ArMaP

Thanks ArMaP, that would be great if you could find someone form ATS that could translate what the pilot is saying etc. I would love to hear his story as he tells it.

posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 01:46 PM
There is a member, Sty, who is Romanian.
I remember it from this message in an old thread.

posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 01:58 PM
Very Nice Find LA!

It is a small surprise that the Defense Ministry released this video, most governments are usually hushing things up.

And always as usuall, Internos, our resident google god will find anything!

EDIT to Add:
Does that thing look like a trianglur thing, or am i imagining things again?

[edit on 7-6-2008 by Balez]

posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 02:19 PM
Nice find! S&F.
Is it a function of the translation or are they saying in the second part of the report
"that pilot and graduate of the French Institute for Security Aeronavelor therefore one of the Air Force specialists to investigate such incidents."
Does this mean such incidents as in mid-air strikes or as in UFO's

posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 02:22 PM
reply to post by Vanitas

Thanks Vanitas, I will U2U sty and see if there are still around and willing to translate the video

Thanks for remembering there was a Romanian in a thread somwhere!

Ok I U2U'd sty and asked him/her to translate the videos for us

[edit on 7-6-2008 by LateApexer313]

posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 02:49 PM

Originally posted by Balez
It is a small surprise that the Defense Ministry released this video, most governments are usually hushing things up.

I was thinking the same thing, Balez. The US would never fess up to something like this. I think they are afraid that if they ever admitted to an incident such as this one within our own borders that they would be forced to admit all they know.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 03:14 PM
reply to post by LateApexer313

hello! thank you for your u2u. This video has been translated here:'

i will do some more homework in a few hours! have a good evening !


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