An airline pilot has reported a near miss claiming a “rugby ball”-shaped UFO passed within a few feet of his passenger jet while flying near Heathrow Airport.
The captain told the aviation authorities who have investigated the incident that he was certain the object was going to crash into his aircraft and ducked as it headed towards him.
The investigation has been unable to establish any earthly identity for the mysterious craft, which left the aircrew with no time to take evasive action.
The pilot was fling an A320 Airbus that was cruising at 34,000ft over the British countryside about 20 miles west of Heathrow.
The report did not divulge the name of the pilot or the airline.