Irish authorities begin investigation over UFO sightings

Dublin: The Irish Aviation Authority has launched an investigating after an unidentified flying object (UFO) was sighted by commercial pilots flying over the country, the media reported on Tuesday.

On the morning of November 9, the pilot of British Airways flight BA94 from Montreal called air traffic control in Shannon to report seeing an object moving past her aircraft and asked if there were any military exercises taking place off the west coast of Ireland, reports the Guardian.

“It was moving so fast,” she said. “It came up on our left hand side and then rapidly veered to the north. It was a very bright light that disappeared at very high speed.”

According to a recording of the conversation by Airlive, a site for enthusiasts, the pilot was told there were no military exercises in the area.

Other aircraft flying in the area reported the same thing.

A pilot flying a Virgin Airlines plane from Orlando to Manchester described the sight as a “meteor or another object making some kind of re-entry”, adding it seemed to be “multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory – very bright from where we were”.

A spokesman for the Irish Aviation Authority told the Irish Times it was investigating the incident and would file a report.