In the early hours on the 9th of Novemeber 2018, 3 British airline pilots radioed through to air traffic control to report a strange sighting they witnessed whilst flying.
The first being a British Airway pilot who was flying a Boeing 737 on Flight 94 from Montreal to London.
She radioed through and asked “Is there a military exercise.”
The air traffic controllers at Shannon Airport radioed back ”There’s nothing showing on either primary or secondary (radar).”
The British Airway pilot then responded with ”okay, it was travelling so fast that you can no longer see it, we was just wondering. We didnt think it would be likely it would be on a collision course but we just wondered what it could have been”.
The conversion continues with her stating ” It was such a bright light, then just disappered”.
Minutes later two more pilots radioed through to reported the exactly same thing.
Virgin Airlines Flight 76 out of Orlando to Manchester cut in, the pilot confirming he had also seen something, a “meteor or another object making some kind of re-entry. There appeared to be multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory. They were very bright from where we were … two bright lights that seemed to bank over to the right and climb away at speed at least from our perspective.”
One pilot added that the speed of the objects seemed “astronomical, it was like Mach 2 (2500km/h)”.
“Glad it wasn’t just me,” another pilot remarked.
Days later, The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have filed a report and stated “This report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process.”
This conversation was recorded and publiced on Airlive and can be listened to below.