A British Airways pilot flying a Boeing 747 into Heathrow reported a possible UFO over the southwest coast of Ireland – and she wasn’t the only one.
Several pilots reported ‘bright lights’ flying at extremely high speeds and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has launched an investigation.
The first sighting was recorded by a British Airways pilot flying from Montreal to Heathrow over Kerry at 6.47am on Friday (November 9), reports the Irish Mirror.
In an audio between the pilot and Shannon Air Traffic Control heard by GetWestLondon, she described seeing a bright light coming up alongside before heading north “at a very high speed”.
The pilot asked if there were any military exercises nearby but controllers reply: “There is nothing showing on either primary or secondary [radar].”
The bemused pilot replied: “OK. It was moving so fast.”
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
She did not fear a collision, she added, but just wondered what it could be.
After her report, another pilot from Virgin Airlines revealed that they also saw “multiple objects” that were “very bright”.
The Virgin Airlines pilot told air traffic controllers that the objects were to their “11 o’ clock position” with “two bright lights which seemed to climb away at speed”.
He added that the speed of the UFO was “astronomical, like a Mach 2”.
Mach 2 is twice the speed of sound.