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Passenger Plane has a near-miss with a UFO over England in 1991

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posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 05:39 PM
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A passenger jet coming in to land at Heathrow Airport had a near miss with a UFO, according to newly-released British Ministry of Defense files.

The captain of the Alitalia airliner was so concerned he shouted "look out" to his co-pilot after seeing the brown missile-shaped object shoot past them overhead.

The mysterious incident near Lydd in Kent in 1991 was thoroughly investigated by Britain's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the British military.

But having ruled out the object being a missile, weather balloon or space rocket, the MoD closed the inquiry and left the matter unsolved.

The unexplained close encounter is one of many recounted in military UFO documents now made available online by the National Archives.

Documents show the McDonnell Douglas MD80 aircraft was en route from Milan to Heathrow at 22,000 feet with 57 people on board when pilot Achille Zaghetti saw the strange object 1,000 feet above him.

He recounted: "At once I said, 'look out, look out,' to my co-pilot, who looked out and saw what I had seen.

"As soon as the object crossed us I asked to the ACC (area control center) operator if he saw something on his screen and he answered 'I see an unknown target 10 nm (nautical miles) behind you'."

The MoD is really opening up as of late. I can't wait to see what they release next.

posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 06:26 PM
Its so stupid that it takes 17 years to release such information. You might as well not release it at all. It seems to me that the governments are all afraid to release any kind of information pertaining to UFO's as if the people would commit suicide or something. Are their brains any different than ours?? I think not.


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