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Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
A helicopter -- military or private -- must have onbard, by law, a transponder. As soon as a helicopter comes within range of an airport that transponder will automatically respond to the Air Traffic Control. It has no choice.
Ergo... a helicopter cannot be an unidentified object near an airport, unless in the unlikely event that it doesn't have a transponder onboard.
My conclusion, a helicopter didn't cause this chaos.
Originally posted by Noobastronomer
Aliens have landed.... get ready for the live brodcast on Saturday people..
Originally posted by airspoon
Further more, who's to say that the aircraft in the OP photo, is the reason for the "chaos"?
Originally posted by Chadwickus
It's a long exposure of what looks like a helicopter.
Which would match up with what the article says about it involving the Chinese military.
So, I wonder why a Chinese military chopper was hovering near the airport?
Originally posted by Fryaga
reply to post by AlienCarnage
I'm not sure if was honest to goodness disinformation, or just the standard fair of news agencies grabbing any image they could find to slap on their headline.
Originally posted by behindthescenes
Not sure if anybody's said this year, but in all seriousness, that UFO looks like the Soul Train!
Seriously! If you've been born prior to 1980, tell me you don't look at that picture and not hear the famed words "Sooouuullll Train!"
That UFO was SOUL TRAIN!