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Re: The Ottawa Citizen: British Baffled By Near-Hit

From: Henny van der Pluijm <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 16:02:38 +0200 (MET DST)
Fwd Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 11:43:30 -0400
Subject: Re: The Ottawa Citizen: British Baffled By Near-Hit

>From: [Jared Anderson]
>Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 23:36:44 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Re: The Ottawa Citizen: British Baffled By Near-Hit --solved??

>>LONDON -- Investigators are baffled by an apparent near-collision
>>between an Aer Lingus jet and an unidentified flying object over

>>The BAe 146, bound for Stansted in eastern England from Dublin, took
>>evasive action after both pilots saw what they described as a red
>>aircraft with blue and white stripes heading towards them north of

>>The jet passed 30 metres above the object two seconds later.

>>The crew reported the incident to air traffic control and suggested
>>that what they had seen might have been a military aircraft, such as a
>>Hawk jet from the Royal Air Force's Red Arrows aerobatics team.

>>But searches of radar recordings and radio transcripts failed to find
>>another aircraft in the area.

>>Britain's Civil Aviation Authority group was set up to examine the
>>incident, which happened last June.

>>It said yesterday there was no doubt the pilots ``saw something and
>>agreed in some detail in their descriptions.''

>It would say that it's highly likely that what these pilot's almost collided
>with was the NASA LoFlyte plane.

Ahem, since when is NASA's LoFlyte doing test flights over the UK?

>The Belgium government recently stated that this
>plane may have been the culprit for the triangle sightings in Belgium in
>1990. Personally I think this is unlikely due to the fact the LoFlyte plane
>does not match the witness descriptions of the Belgian triangles at all

You're right on this. The Belgian government just wanted to close
the investigation. The maneuvers that were performed by the Belgian
Flying Triangle in 1990 are simply impossible to do for terrestrial craft,
LoFlyte or no LoFlyte.

        /         Met vriendelijke groet/Best wishes               \
                      Henny van der Pluijm
                     Leiden, The Netherlands

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