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Pilot's UFO Report Released After 16 Years

From: Sergey Shpakovsky <sergejsh.nul>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 12:01:30 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 13:56:48 -0400
Subject: Pilot's UFO Report Released After 16 Years

Source: The Shanghai Daily - China


Tuesday, 24 July, 2007

Pilot's UFO report released after 16 years
By Alice Gu

"It's moving very fast to the northeast, spraying fire-like gas
and transforming into two objects, a ball and a cube."

It's not a line from a sci-fi movie, but from a tape recording
of a conversation between a ground dispatcher and a passenger
plane pilot who allegedly chased an unidentified flying object
16 years ago above Shanghai.

The tape, the only known in-flight voice recording of a UFO
sighting in China, was released to the public for the first time
during a UFO seminar held on Saturday in Shanghai, Beijing Legal
Times reported today.

The recording has been kept by Wu Jialu, former senior engineer
with the Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute. He
said equipment needed to analyze the report wasn't available
until now.

"The 26-minute-long tape recording on March 18, 1991, included
the pilot detecting the object, following it and eventually, he
watched it disappear," said Wu, now director general with a
city's UFO research center.

Wu played the taped conversation to the newspaper. The following
is a transcript of the conversation:

Airport dispatcher (A): 3603, what did you see?

3603: I took off, flying about seven sea miles (13 kilometers)
at the Course 28 degrees. I found an unidentified flying object
right at my front. It was three meters to five meters in length.
It's red and it looks like it is spraying fire. It's flying to
the northeast. I turned slightly to the north and the object was
farther and farther from my plane. It's moving fast and suddenly
it turned around.

I flew about 20 sea miles (37 kilometers). It is moving
southeast. It's flying lower and lower. I turned a little to the
west. It turned around suddenly to the north again. It turned

It separated into two, one ball on the upper side and one cube
below it. The two objects flew northeast for a while and then
they turned to the northwest. They climbed up and disappeared.
They came out, and disappeared again.

A: I got it.

A: When did you last see the object?

3603: About 6:26pm at 10 sea miles (18 kilometers) from Wuxi

A: Well, what's its location then?

3603: It was right in front of me.

A: 3603, can you estimate its speed?

3603: Its speed, um, the maximum speed... It's difficult to
say. It's about 600 kilometers per hour to 700 kilometers per
hour. I felt like it's flying at the speed of big planes.

Cui Yilin, a reporter with Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News,
told Beijing Legal Times that he received hundreds of calls from
local residents on March 19, 1991, saying they saw a "red fire
ball" over Shanghai the previous day.

"There were calls from Wusong, Xinzhuang and Bund areas. But the
one that really got my attention was from Hongqiao Airport," Cui

Jin Xin, an on-duty dispatcher at the navigation tower of
Hongqiao Airport on March 18, 1991, told Cui that he saw the
flying object, which was engulfed by red light.

"I immediately asked a pilot that was about to take off to
follow the object," Jin told the newspaper.

Jin gave a tape of the recorded conversation with the pilot to
Wu after the incident.

Jin said pilot 3603 was Zhu Zhaoyuan, who flew for Jinan
Airlines, which has since been taken over by China Eastern

"He was piloting a small passenger plane when he chased the
object," Jin said. Zhu was middle-aged and an experienced pilot,
Jin added.

Zhu could not be reached for comment, said the report.

Liu Yan, a researcher at Purple Mountain Observatory under the
Chinese Academy of Sciences, told the newspaper that more than
90 percent of UFO reports were false.

"People are easily misled by the reflection of light emitted by
planes and believe they see UFO," said Liu.

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