Airbus comes close to crashing with UFO over Glasgow

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  1. Airbus comes close to crashing with UFO over Glasgow
    • From: News Limited Network
    • May 01, 2013 8:07AM
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    The unidentified object flew under the Airbus as it approached Glasgow airport.

    A PASSENGER jet was moments away from crashing into a "UFO" flying over Glasgow.
    A report by Britain's Airprox Board found the Airbus, with more than 200 people on board, was less than 10 seconds from smashing into the mystery object 3500ft above the suburbs of Scotland's biggest city, British media report.
    But investigators have been unable to explain the unidentified threat, which did not appear on radar.
    The scare happened as the Airbus 320 came to land at Glasgow in sunny weather when both pilots saw an “object loom ahead at a range of 100metres”.
    The “blue and yellow object” whizzed under the plane without giving the crew any time to react.
    The shocked pilot radioed Glasgow Airport control tower: “We just had something pass underneath us quite close. Have you got anything on in our area?”
    The tower replied: “Negative. We’ve got nothing on radar and we’re not talking to any traffic either.”
    Both pilots gave the same description of the object which was blue and yellow, “bigger than a balloon” and with a small frontal area.
    After landing at Glasgow the chief pilot reported there had been a “high” risk of a collision with his jet.
    The pilots suggested the object may have been a glider or microlight, but investigators rejected this. They remain baffled by the incident.

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    More than 200 people? Was that an EasyJet A320 with 180 coach seats, six crew members and a whole bunch of lap kids?
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    Well, according to the 'stock photo', it was a plastic model A350. Maybe they were all little people.
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