In a worrisome incident that unfolded in the skies over England, a Boeing 737 nearly collided with an unidentified flying object that came within ten feet of the airliner. The troubling event occurred back in September and came to light this week by way of a report issued by the UK Airprox Board, which is a government organization that investigates aircraft near-miss cases. According to their filing, the strangeness began when the airliner was approaching Leeds Bradford Airport and "both pilots suddenly saw a bright light and an object which appeared to be moving toward the aircraft, almost head on, slightly up and to the left."
Chillingly, the report goes on to state that "the object appeared without warning and there was no time to act." As luck would have it, the airliner managed to avoid colliding with the UFO, which passed the craft by a mere 10 feet. The pilots promptly reported the incident and subsequently safely landed without any further weirdness. Upon their arrival, air traffic controllers informed them that a police helicopter had previously reported seeing lanterns in the area. However, intriguingly, "neither of the pilots believed what they saw was a lantern."
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