At 7 pm on Thursday, 13th November, many witnesses working at Birmingham International Airport heard a radio conversation between a British Airways ATP pilot and Birmingham air traffic control (ATC). The aircraft was on route north after recently taking off from Birmingham Airport.
The pilot radioed that they had just had a sighting of what was described as a 'shooting star' travelling underneath the aircraft. The aircraft's position and altitude was requested and obtained by Birmingham ATC, who asked the pilot to phone them when they reached their destination.
During the morning of Friday, 14th November, I spoke with a contact at Birmingham ATC who confirmed that they had received a radio message as above and that the pilot had officially reported the incident as a UFO sighting to Manchester ATC. Although at this time I am not aware of the exact location of the sighting, I was informed that it was inside Manchester Airport's airspace.
Further enquiries will be made with British Airways this week through a friend who works for them.
[CNI News will report new information on this story as it becomes available. Perhaps coincidentally, Dave also notes that a local Birmingham man reported a UFO sighting on Friday morning, as follows.]
At 7:30 am on Friday, 14th November, a male forklift truck driver was operating his machine in the grounds of a large metal works in Perry Barr, Birmingham.
He looked into the sky and saw two "orange spheres" travelling over Perry Barr towards Kingstanding. He described the spheres as being two separate objects but travelling together in the same direction.
The man thought that this sighting was important enough to telephone his report through to the West Midlands Police divisional information room at Queens Road, from where this information was obtained. No further details were obtained regarding the sighting or of the man reporting, apart from his place of work.
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