Aircraft passes within metres of oval-shaped object
A Thomas Cook aircraft passed within metres of an oval-shaped UFO on a flight between Ibiza and Manchester, the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reports.
The plane’s captain reported seeing the “rugby ball” shaped object travelling towards the aircraft and had no time to take evasive action.
The newspsaper reported on the incident, which occurred last July, earlier this year but at the time the operator wasn’t named. However, the publication managed to establish it was a Thomas Cook plane by looking at the flight data.
“[The captain] was under the apprehension that they were on collision course with no time to react,” the article says. “His immediate reaction was to duck to the right and reach over to alert the [First Officer]; there was no time to talk to alert him.”
A spokesman for Thomas Cook Airlines told the newspaper: “All our pilots are trained and required to report any unexpected events that occur during the flight to the aviation authorities.”