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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by FlySolo
That is because they are flashing lights. On..."porthole". Off...no "porthole". On..."porthole". Only the lights which are on continuously leave a streak.
And helicopters don't generally shut down airports either. Hence, the image is not of the object which shut down the airport, it is of helicopter.
[edit on 7/8/2010 by Phage]
Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
The OS said the object was picked up on radar. I doubt the airport has a radar that can pick up missiles, so we can probably rule them out.
Originally posted by BRITWARRIOR
Originally posted by Sanity Lost
This will end being reported at a string of chinese lanterns comming in.
Good find, OP!
Don't be stupid,
China have obviously sold ALL there Chinese Lantern to the West.
Helicopter: Then just who do they have working at this airport kids? thats just insulting the chinese peoples intelligence and ours... Airports are full of human flying machines i would expect them to know the difference.
Military Aircraft: Highly highly highly unlikely, i can see the headlines right now, Chinese Military fly helicopter into airport flight path & passenger airplane... 200 dead
Im pretty certain they would have informed air traffic control within the hour or so it sat in the flight path at the end of the runway and have better places to test black projects.
This story is getting better & better, i wonder if there going to come out and admit they do not know wot it is.
helicopters need to be tracked by the control tower when they are outside radar coverage (blue area). Their transponder data is picked up by receivers on North
Originally posted by MissSmartypants
And here's their expanation...
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by Sendran
Well here's the photo anyway
Does look to be a rocket.
[edit on 9/7/10 by Chadwickus]
Why would they shut the airport down for what seems to be a normal aircraft when looking with the naked eye?