| The Irish Aviation Authority has begun an investigation into the sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) by a number of aircraft off the south-west coast of Ireland last Friday.
At approximately 6.47am on November 9, the pilot of a British
By Catherine Shanahan
The Irish Exxaminer
Airways flight, call sign Speedbird94, contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control (ATC) to ask if there were military exercises taking place in the airspace through which her Boeing 787 was passing.
There were no military exercises underway.
Shannon ATC replied: “There is nothing showing on either primary or secondary [radar].”
The pilot responded: “OK. It was moving so fast.”
The controller then asked: “Alongside you?”
The BA pilot, flying from Montreal to Heathrow, describes how the UFO came up along the left-hand side of the aircraft, “then rapidly veered to the north”.