Pilot of Passenger Plane reports near-miss with UFO over Glasgow, Scotland
A passenger plane with 220 people on board came within 300 feet of colliding with a “blue, yellow and silver” object, which loomed ahead of the Airbus A320 and then flew underneath it.
The startled pilot and co-pilot, who were making their final approach into Glasgow airport, immediately contacted air traffic control to report the sighting, saying “Not quite sure what it was but it’s definitely quite large and it’s blue and yellow.”
On the ground, the A320 pilot gave a further description to the Glasgow aerodrome controller. He said: “We seemed to only miss it by a couple of hundred feet – it went directly beneath us… Wherever we were when we called it in it was within about 10 seconds. Couldn’t tell what direction it was going but it went right underneath us.”
The pilots filed an official report with the UK Airpox Board, who investigate near-misses, stating that the collision risk was high.
The investigation has ruled out a fixed-wing aircraft, helicopter, weather balloon, glider or para-glider, adding to the mystery. While air traffic control did not detect anything in the area, Prestwick airport did detect an “unidentified track history” 1.3 nautical miles east of A320’s position 28 seconds earlier.
The investigation board has ruled that it has insufficient information about the incident to determine a cause or the risk.