By Mike Merrit
A UFO came within 100 feet of a passenger plane over Glasgow, an official report has revealed.
The incident happened on May 26 and involved an Airbus A320, which can carry around 200 passengers.
A report to the UK Airprox Board, which probes near misses, said the pilot saw an “orange light” above the plane as he was coming into land.
The crew thought it may have been a drone but the identity could not be determined and was officially classed as “unknown object.”
“The A320 pilot reports the he was approx three nautical miles finals for Runway 23 when the crew spotted an orange light ahead and slightly above, which appeared to be travelling in the opposite direction,” said the board.
“The light passed about 100-200ft above their aircraft. They assumed it to be a drone and reported it to air traffic control. There was no time to take avoiding action.”
The report added:”The unknown object was seen in the vicinity of an airfield approach path. The board could not determine the identity or proximity of the object.”
In 2013 another A320 also had a narrow miss with unidentified object over Glasgow.
The plane was also making its final approach to Glasgow Airport on December 2 that year when an object passed about 300ft underneath it.
The pilot of the aircraft said the risk of collision with the object, which did not show up on radar, had been “high”.
The pilot asked the controller at Glasgow Airport if he was “talking to anything in the area” as he had “got quite close” to a blue and yellow aircraft, travelling in the opposite direction, which had passed just below him.
The controller stated that he was not talking to anyone else in that area and that nothing was seen on radar.