Pakistani pilot spots UFO mid air near Karachi

10:01 PM | 19 Jan, 2019
Pakistani pilot spots UFO mid air near Karachi
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KARACHI – Authorities started an investigation about an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) which was spotted by a Pakistani pilot during a routine flight in Karachi air space here on Friday.

The pilot, who was flying PIA flight PK 536, found UFO that was flying higher than the aircraft. On this, he alerted the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) about the situation and then CAA reported to the police for further investigation, Propakistani reported while quoting sources.

After the aircraft was airborne at a distance of 4.7 nautical miles and an altitude 4,300 feet, the pilot spotted a flying object (FO) about 105 feet above the aircraft and reported this to Air Traffic Control (ATC) Karachi, the tech website report added.

“I {pilot} saw a FO which was flying about 150 feet above our aircraft. The FO is dark brown or black in color and looks like a spaceship,” he said to the ATC.

After this, the pilot changed the flight path and continued flying to his destination.

This report caused a panic in the aviation industry. Authorities suspected that the FO was a land operated drone.

On this suspicion, the CAA reported the incident to the police and asked them to search the area. A police party in the command of SSP Malir Irfan Bahadur started the investigation and searching the area.

“If this was a land operated drone it could come from Super Highway area. Police started the search operation to identify any activity related to this drone.” Irfan Bahadur told.

It is worth mentioning here that the UFO was spotted in the same area where the laser beam incident was reported by the pilots.

This UFO could be a weather balloon because Pakistan Meteorology (Met) Department launches balloons in the air to collect weather data. These balloons are sent in the air four times in 24 hours. In the evening, Met officers launched the balloon in the air at 5:00pm.

Abdul Rasheed, a local meteorologist told the reporter that these balloons can go as high as 10 miles. But, he ruled out the possibility that the UFO was a weather forecasting balloon.

“Weather forecasting is part of pilots’ training and they are familiar with these kinds of balloons,” Rasheed added.

However, it is unclear whether it was a weather balloon or something else as police and other investigation agencies are didn't reach the real fact till filling of this news.

Further, the pilot did not take a picture of the UFO.