The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating a report by commercial pilots after an unidentified flying object (UFO) was sighted over Ireland.
On 9 of November, at 06:47 local time, a pilot of British Airways flight BA94 from Montreal, Canada to Heathrow, contacted Shannon air traffic control.
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The pilot wanted to know if there were military exercises in the area because there was something “moving so fast” off the south-west coast of Ireland. The answer was clear: “There’s nothing showing on either primary or secondary [radar],” air traffic control said, according to the report from Airlive website.
“It was moving so fast,” the pilot said. “It came up from the left-hand side of the aircraft and then rapidly veered to the north. It was a very bright light and disappeared at very high speed.”
She was wondering what it could be, but said, it did not seem to be heading for a collision.
Very interesting report on Shannon high level Friday 9 November at 0630z with multiple aircraft with reported sightings of a UFO over County Kerry. Skip to 17 minutes to listen reports on @liveatc https://t.co/VP1p0hrScn #Aviation #UFO #Ireland
— Trevor Buckley (@IrishAero) November 11, 2018
A pilot from a Virgin airplane reported the same thing. He joined the conversation suggesting it might be a meteor or another object re-entering the earth’s atmosphere, adding it seemed to be “multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory – very bright from where we were.”
One more pilot also joins in saying: “Glad I’m not the only one.”
A spokesman for the Irish Aviation Authority told the Irish Times that it was unlikely to be aliens from another planet. “The incident will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process,” he said.