posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:40 AM
When I lived in Brisbane, SE Queensland, a few years ago, I heard a wierd sound one day which seemed to me like a huge airframe, such as an airliner
size perhaps, swoop extremely low over my roof top, only without the engines at all. I was inside the house, so did not get the chance to see
I am familiar with aviation, along with gliders, which are unpowered aircraft. The whooshing sound they make, if your below one as its landing,
sounded similar, yet this was muuuuch bigger. It was a fast paced, buffetting, swooshing noise, along with a small but continuous whistling sound, as
though a piece of metal from this object/craft extended into its airflow....thats the impression I got anyway. Overall, it came & went as a noise
which approached extremely low, passed overhead & continued away until it dissapeared. Duration was perhaps 7-8 seconds.
The weather was overcast, persistent light rain & still, calm conditions, about 12-13:00 PM. I was approximately 5Km south/ south west of Archerfield
airport. therefore no chance of there being any gliders at all, but of course every chance of light (powered) GA aircraft, along with large jets
coming into & out of Brisbane airport which is much further away.
I would say that any aircraft that far away from either airport would have crashed if it was that low without power. Also, a training flight would not
be conducting any simulated engine failures there as it is built up (houses), well out of Archerfields' circuit area & out of the training area for
that sort of thing. Anyway, such an excersise would have resulted in the pilot applying full power at some point, having descended so low & I heard
no evidence of any engines in operation.
edit on 18-8-2011 by green1 because: Word missing.