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Jet in 'near miss' with UFO
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7:30AM GMT 05 Jan 2014 | Jasper Copping

Posted on 01/07/2014 10:16:08 AM PST by BenLurkin

It was certainly a close encounter, but with precisely what remains a mystery.

An airline pilot has reported a near miss in which a “rugby ball”-shaped UFO passed within a few feet of his passenger jet while flying near Heathrow Airport.

The captain told the aviation authorities who have investigated the incident that he was certain the object was going to crash into his aircraft and ducked as it headed towards him.

The investigation has been unable to establish any earthly identity for the mysterious craft, which left the aircrew with no time to take evasive action.

The incident occurred while the A320 Airbus was cruising at 34,000ft, around 20 miles west of the airport, over the Berkshire countryside.

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Weather balloon
1 posted on 01/07/2014 10:16:08 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

LDS Flashback.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 10:20:12 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: BenLurkin
Weather balloon

Piloted by Bigfoot.
3 posted on 01/07/2014 10:20:20 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: BenLurkin

Overweight seagull?


4 posted on 01/07/2014 10:21:21 AM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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To: cuban leaf

“LDS Flashback.”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/saywhat.wav


5 posted on 01/07/2014 10:21:46 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Here’s a phrase that apparently the airlines simply made up: ‘near miss.’ They say that if 2 planes almost collide, it’s a near miss. BS, my friend. It’s a near hit! A collision is a near miss.
[WHAM! CRUNCH!]
“Look, they nearly missed!”
“Yes, but not quite.”

-George Carlin


6 posted on 01/07/2014 10:23:02 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

uh huh

dang why didn’t the pilots and investigators think of that!


7 posted on 01/07/2014 10:24:59 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: BenLurkin

Swamp gas.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 10:26:16 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: BenLurkin

Well, whoever kicked that rugby ball should be signed by an NFL team that needs a good placekicker.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 10:27:32 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“That be old school.”


10 posted on 01/07/2014 10:28:31 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: BenLurkin

NSA drone spying on the Brits.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 10:30:51 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: BenLurkin

Airliner pilots are some of the most unreliable witnesses, and many have fantastic imaginations.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 10:31:20 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin


13 posted on 01/07/2014 10:31:41 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: cuban leaf

“LDS Flashback”

you’re not smoking that legalized weed in colorado are you? LOL. i think your fingers meant to write LSD not LDS [Latter-Day Saints].


14 posted on 01/07/2014 10:32:09 AM PST by IWONDR
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To: BenLurkin

:: cruising at 34,000ft, around 20 miles west of the airport ::

What was the destination?
34K at 20 miles out isn’t an approach vector to Heathrow. I agree with the weather balloon comment...


15 posted on 01/07/2014 10:34:38 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: dragnet2
Airliner pilots are some of the most unreliable witnesses, and many have fantastic imaginations.

This story lacks confirmation from the co-pilot, and passengers who might have seen it. -Tom

16 posted on 01/07/2014 10:36:56 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: BenLurkin
No,it wasn't a UFO....it was an A380 or 747 and the crew *thinks* it was a UFO because they had been imbibing adult beverages for 4 hours before having seen it.
17 posted on 01/07/2014 10:37:01 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: BenLurkin

18 posted on 01/07/2014 10:42:09 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Why report it then? The aircraft made no evasive maneuver, so there was no discomfort for passengers. Reporting these sightings gets nothing but negative response, like the foolishness you posted. So why report it if they were actually drinking and ‘hallucinating’?
19 posted on 01/07/2014 10:42:11 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe a drone or RC aircraft?


20 posted on 01/07/2014 10:43:00 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Capt. Tom
This story lacks confirmation from the co-pilot, and passengers who might have seen it. -Tom

It lacks more than that Tom...

The story does not even mention the airline by name or a flight number...

21 posted on 01/07/2014 10:45:36 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin

They watched the ATC sequence in Close Encounters if the Third Kind a few too many times...


22 posted on 01/07/2014 10:46:30 AM PST by jughandle
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To: BenLurkin

Heh, heh. It is a ripoff of a line in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Spock and Kirk are in a bus in San Francisco of the mid-80’s and explaining Spock’s quirkyness to the people Kirk said, “He did too much LDS in the 60’s.”


23 posted on 01/07/2014 10:47:13 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: BenLurkin

Foo fighters.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 10:47:37 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: shibumi
Don't say that!
People might see through my disguise...

25 posted on 01/07/2014 10:47:55 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: IWONDR

See post 23. ;-)


26 posted on 01/07/2014 10:48:42 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: BenLurkin

27 posted on 01/07/2014 10:49:14 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: BenLurkin
I'm wearing...



...my official Rowdy Roddy Piper "Spot the Aliens" Sunglasses.

And I'm all out of bubble gum.

28 posted on 01/07/2014 10:50:28 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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29 posted on 01/07/2014 10:51:59 AM PST by McGruff (I stand with Phil.)
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To: JPG

I'm not going to lie anymore. It was a rugby ball.

30 posted on 01/07/2014 11:06:47 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sputnick


31 posted on 01/07/2014 11:09:56 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: BenLurkin

Pink Floyd floated a giant pig for a photo-shoot. Could be something like that.


32 posted on 01/07/2014 11:17:58 AM PST by plain talk
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To: BenLurkin

Bludger from Hogwarts.


33 posted on 01/07/2014 11:34:44 AM PST by xone
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To: dfwgator

That has been irritating me for a few years now.. I tried to explain the difference to someone once.. I gave up :/
It was like trying to talk truth to a Lib :p


34 posted on 01/07/2014 11:36:39 AM PST by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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35 posted on 01/07/2014 11:43:00 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (The aliens have balls.)
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36 posted on 01/07/2014 11:45:05 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (The aliens have balls.)
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37 posted on 01/07/2014 11:57:51 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro; shibumi
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38 posted on 01/07/2014 12:50:14 PM PST by mikrofon (Alienball)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Daffynition

39 posted on 01/07/2014 12:54:56 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: mikrofon
Ka Mate'!
40 posted on 01/07/2014 12:58:44 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

41 posted on 01/07/2014 1:07:11 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: MHGinTN

Flight crews on commercial airliners fly a lot, obviously, and while they tend to be too busy to just stare out of windows, thanks to their number of hours in flight see more UFOs (in the basic sense of unidentified) than perhaps most people do. Used to be the FAA had a form to file for UFO sightings, but doing so generally led to grounding, so few got filed.

That said, I’d be curious about any ground-based sightings of large, long-lived meteorites in the area below the encounter.


42 posted on 01/11/2014 7:50:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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