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Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BA pilot of London-bound plane sparks UFO investigation

A British Airways' pilot has sparked an investigation of UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland after quering whether there were military exercises in the area because she'd seen something 'moving so fast'.

After an air traffic controller said there were no such exercises, the Irish Aviation Authority launched an investigation, said the BBC.

The pilot, flying from Montreal to Heathrow, said there was a 'very bright light', and the object had come up along the left side of the aircraft before it 'rapidly veered to the north'.

She told air traffic control it did not seem to be heading for a collision, but she was wondering what it could have been.

A Virgin Atlantic pilot joined the discussion, suggesting it could be a meteor or another object entering the earth's atmosphere.

He said there were 'multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory' and that they were very bright.

The pilot said he saw 'two bright lights' over to the right which climbed away at speed.

One pilot said the speed was 'astronomical, it was like Mach 2' - which is twice the speed of sound.

The incident happened at 06:47 local time last Friday.

"Following reports from a small number of aircraft on Friday November 9 of unusual air activity the IAA has filed a report," the Irish Aviation Authority said.

"This report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process."

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