January 26, 2011
different airlines flight pilots confirm UFO sighting
over India on 26 January, 2011
Above image is just a artistic reconstruction
to media reports A glowing round object making a speedy
descent near the West Bengal-Bihar border early on January
26 left pilots of five aircraft baffled, triggering widespread
speculation about UFO.
first person to sight the object was a senior Air India
pilot who was navigating the aircraft at a height of 34,000
ft during its flight from Kolkata to New Delhi.
plane was just entering the airspace of Gaya, close to
Bengal-Bihar border, when I first noticed the glowing
object, below the aircraft, hurtling down at a very high
speed," Captain Rishi was quoted as saying by
the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower here at Dum Dum International
Air India pilot initially didnt pay much attention
as it is customary for the pilots to notice several such
things midair. But when the aircraft was close to Varanasi,
the object was still brightly visible.
wasting time, he informed the Varanasi Air Traffic Control
from where ATC, Kolkata, was alerted.
officials at ATC pondered over whether pilots of other
international flights that might have crossed the Kolkata-Bihar-Varanasi
route, had also observed the glowing object reported by
the ATC, Kolkata, beamed asking signals for other international
flights that flew the same airspace during the period
their utter surprise, the air traffic control officials
were told by as many as four foreign airlines flight pilots
that they had seen the same object and all of them reiterated
that it was falling down at a great speed!
of Finland and Novou Air of Sweden were flying from the
West to East while a couple of flights of Cathay Pacific
and Dynasty Airways of China were moving in the opposite
direction at an altitude between 34,000 and 37,000 ft
over the airspace supposed to be in the trajectory of
the foreign airlines pilots radioed back the ATC tower
here, confirming their sighting of the object, ATC engineers
immediately got in touch with the Indian Air Force. However,
the IAF engineers pointed out that their powerful radar
had failed to track or notice any unusual object.