Request For Witness Information For Sighting Below:
Attention Travelers on Flights From St. Louis to Kansas City on 07/30/2012
Please File Report if You Saw Anything Unusual in the Sky While on Your Flight
Subject: PILOT SPOTS UFO ON APPROACH TO KANSAS CITY AIRPORT
PILOT SPOTS UFO ON APROACH TO KANSAS CITY AIRPORT
7-30-12 9:25 PM to 9:47 PM CDT on Flight from St. Louis to Kansas City International Airport
I am the pilot of a regularly scheduled commercial aircraft flight from St. Louis to Kansas City and was on approach to KCI when my co-pilot said he saw an unidentified object to the right of the aircraft that appeared to be following us. It was not yet in my range of view, so I asked him to confirm that and the object remained. I radioed the tower and asked for radar confirmation but there was none. Then the object came into my view to the right front of the aircraft. At that point we were approximately 35 minutes out from the airport. The object was a silver/gray color and had three blue/white lights on the bottom and one on the top. It was a disc-shaped craft with a low dome on top. It was approximately 300 feet from our aircraft and NNE of our position. Then the object suddenly moved underneath us and to the left, and continued at the our same rate of speed. I discussed this with my co-pilot and we decided not to tell the tower what we saw because of what happens when reports like this are made. The tower then asked us to confirm an unidentified object and I said it was no longer in view. I was concerned, however, that it might be a problem. The object stayed with us for approximately 22 minutes. When I decreased aircraft speed for approach, the object slowed as well, then went directly south of our position at a very high rate of speed – faster than any aircraft Ive ever seen. I was a military pilot for 14 years and know what type of aircraft we have. It was definitely NOT a man-made aircraft. Some pilots have lost their jobs when they report a UFO, and I would like to keep mine so am not providing my name or contact information. Some of the passengers were discussing this as they left the plane but we did not discuss it with them. Other crew members saw it as well, but did not report it. I just wanted to tell someone about it. Note: phone number is for ASD since witness would not provide a number. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
Note: UFOS Northwest has just completed an analysis of this sighting. Based on the time of the sighting, the origin and destination of the flight we determined that the flight had to be SW flight #3665. This flight departed St. Louis, MO at 9:03 PM CDT on 7/30/2012 and landed at Kansas City, MO at 9:57 PM CDT on 7/30/2012. To support this analysis we requested voice tapes, radar data and tower logs for July 30, 2012 at the time of the sighting. The data that we requested does not support this sighting. There were no records of any conversation by the crew with air traffic control or the Kansas City Tower regarding unknown objects. The radar data did not show anything unusual. Radar did not show any objects pacing or close to the aircraft. Also the tower logs make no mention of any reports of UFOs by any aircraft on 7/30/2012. The fact that aforementioned does not support this report does not mean that it did not occur. It does cast more doubt on the report.
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Additional Information Provided by MUFON Investigator Margie Kay
(She Took Report From Witness) – Updated 1/2/2013: I appreciate your work on this sighting report. There may have been no pilot jargon because he was talking to someone who wouldn’t know what it meant. I got the feeling that the man was very sincere, and very afraid of losing his job so he didn’t want to give too much information. It could have been a hoax, yet I have the feeling that it wasn’t. I have had no further communication from him, however, this event was covered by the media, who did a report live from the airport, and asked people what they thought about it. However, they spoke to no one directly involved. I was hoping that if someone who was on that flight and saw the media coverage they would file a report at MUFON. I would be very interested in hearing what the analysis is of the voice tapes.