March 19, 2014
Location: Perth, Australia
Drone, missile or other? Two commercial flights have
been buzzed by similar UFOs north of Perth. Photo: AP
Paul Entwistle/WA News
experts and ufologists are puzzled by an object that forced
a Perth-bound flight to take evasive measures, last year,
to avoid a collision.
March 19, a Skippers Aviation flight was forced to change
its approach to Perth airport after the crew spotted a "bright
strobe light" directly in front of the aircraft.
DeHavilland DHC-8 aircraft was about 25 kilometres north-east
of Perth at an altitude of around 4000 feet when the object
passed within 20 metres of the flight, according to an incident
report lodged with the Australian Transport Safety Authority.
pilot's testimony in the report described the object as
"cylindrical in shape and grey in colour."
researcher Paul Dean told 6PR that while this object is
definitely terrestrial in origin, it begs further investigation.
Especially given it was the second time a Skippers flight
had reported an incident like this.
with Chris Ilsley, Mr. Dean said another Skippers' flight
reported an identical incident in nearly the same location
at approximately the same time on January 4, 2013.
is launching stuff, possibly missile like, from the ground.
And whether it's being deliberately done at planes or not,
we don't know. But it tells us there is something not quite
Dean said military sources have ruled out the possibility
of a drone or a missile test from known military sites like
Pearce Air Base. An assertion that is backed by the ATSA's
report from the 2014 incident.