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Helicopter Crew Reports UFO Sighting

By Staff Writer | November 24, 2008

Police

A British police helicopter crew reported a near collision with an unidentified flying object over Birmingham, England. The pilot and two observers described the UFO as a small craft with blue-green lights that closed to within 330 ft. of their helicopter, circled it, and flew away. Birmingham Airport personnel did not record anything on their radar and suggested the helicopter crew may have seen a radio-controlled model aircraft. R/C hobbyists, however, dismissed that explanation, saying model aircraft do not fly at 1,500 ft. where the alleged sighting took place. The crew filed an official report of the Nov. 21 incident with the UK Airprox Board, the body responsible for enhancing air safety. For related news 

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