September 27, 1997 in Nation/World

Et Buzzes Philly


A UFO passed dangerously close to a Swissair jetliner traveling between Philadelphia and Boston on Aug. 9, the airline said Friday. It said the crew reported that an object sped by about 50 yards from the Boeing 747 after the plane had taken off from Philadelphia and had reached 23,000 feet. The pilot told the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board that the object as long and wingless, but the co-pilot said it was more spherical. And what was it? It probably was a weather balloon, the NTSB said, finding, “(The sighting) does not lead us to believe that was something self-propelled.”

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