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Re: UK F-15 UFO Incident - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 14:28:35 -0300
Fwd Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 07:56:24 -0400
Subject: Re: UK F-15 UFO Incident - Ledger

>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 01:46:35 +0100
>Subject: F-15 UFO Incident

>On January 12 2007 two USAF F-15 aircraft encountered an
>unidentified object that was tracked on radar over the UK.

>There's probably a prosaic explanation for this one, but it
>certainly got British ufologists excited. Here's the
>information on the MoD's website:

>Response to incident involving USAF F15 aircraft
>(29-03-2007-111736-002) PDF [23.9 KB]

>Service Police Report PDF [71.0 KB]


Hi Nick,

This is one of those annoying incidents that has potential then
you find you have a grapefruit to soccerball sized object
drifting around between 17,000 and 18,000 feet with enough cross
section for the aircraft's radar [but only the one F-15
apparently] to lock onto it.

Seems a bit off for the RAF pilot to suggest that it was a piece
that had fallen off a weather balloon since the thing remained
at the same altitude long enough for his F-15 to make three
passes at it.

What's curious about it is that it remained 'apparently'
stationary in one area for several minutes, long enough to
initate and carry out three passes under the object. The F-15's
turbulance should have had the thing bouncing around the sky.
Not sure how the A/C Cmdr knew that it was drifting with the
wind when he was travelling at 300 knots [346 mph]. The report
doesn't mention the pilot's description [on tape] of the object
which he said looked like a rock.

Additionally one always needs to be careful when told about
anomalies on radar that suddenly appear in one sector of the
ATC's screen as being some quirk of the radar itself suddenly
being untrustworthy while the controller is still working
traffic on another sector of the screen, whether it be military
or commercial traffic carrying 200 plus passengers. The rush to
condemn the returns from none transponder traffic as radar
quirks while the lives of hundreds of people are in the hands of
these same returns strikes me as opportunistic and frankly
silly. The radio or H.A.M. radio operator that picked up on this
deserves some credit for being right about the incident.



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