“The news were broken by the Chinese news agency June 4, 2013 and involved an aircraft operated by Air China, which was hit by an unidentified flying object.”
“It all happened on the morning of June 4, 2013, when a Boeing 757 operated by Air China, flying from Chengdu to Guangzhou, at an altitude of 26,000 feet (8,000 meters), was hit by an unknown object.
The incident occurred 20 minutes after takeoff, but caused no injuries among passengers and crew. According to news agencies, the Boeing 757 took off at 10:11 (local time) from Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu and after about 20 minutes of flight, after the problem occurred, the airplane was forced to make an emergency landing at Shuangliu airport.
The pilot of the Boeing 757 informed the control tower that the emergency landing was due to a “mechanical failure,” but one of the passengers on the flight, having got off the plane, took pictures of it on the tarmac and they showed something very different than the presumed mechanical failure. The nose of the plane was visibly damaged, as if he had been hit by another aircraft.
The airport authorities have opened an investigation immediately and, very quickly, asserted that they have found the cause of the accident, which was that the aircraft just hit a flock of birds.
Looking at the diameter and type of impact, readers may wonder what kind of bird it was, since the incident occurred 26.000ft above sea level.
Experts say the aircraft was at such a high altitude the impact is unlikely to have been caused by a flock of birds – with another possible explanation cited as a drone strike.
Although Airline officials have so far been quite to say what caused the damage – flying saucer experts saying it could have been a UFO. But former government UFO investigator Nick Pope said:
“Whatever struck the aircraft will have left evidence.” He continued: “Analysis of the damaged nose cone should reveal microscopic traces of whatever struck the aircraft, or possibly even larger pieces of debris. So this is a solvable mystery. “The only question is, will the notoriously secretive Chinese authorities reveal the truth about what happened?
“Cases like this show that whatever people believe about UFOs, there are serious air safety issues here. MoD and CAA files contain dozens of reports of near misses between UFOs and commercial aircraft.
“It’s only a matter of time before there’s a catastrophe. “From the look of the photos, this disturbing incident came very close to blowing this aircraft out of the sky.”
The flight was on its way from the Chengdu to Guangzhou when the smash happened about 20 minutes into the journey.
The crash comes just days after we revealed how three passenger jets had close encounters with flying saucers above Britain’s Scientology HQ.
Pilots reported seeing “flat silver discs” with unidentified objects also appearing on the screens of air traffic controllers.
A probe into the sightings failed to find an explanation.
Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center: http://www.jacdec.de/news/news.htm