Investigation: UFO seen in Xiaoshan airport is aircraft

14:58, July 26, 2010      

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Based on onsite investigations, experts from Beijing and Shanghai have found that the photos of the UFO (Unidentified Flying Object), taken in the Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou and being widely spread online, are photos of an aircraft, according to Beijing Times.

No evidence shows that the UFO is associated with an extraterrestrial flying saucer, according to the Beijing UFO Research Organization (BURO) on July 25.

A UFO was witnessed in Hangzhou's Xiaoshan airport around 9 p.m. on July 7, 2010, which, according to media reports, caused many flights to be delayed or rerouted to land in nearby airports. The event caught much attention at home and abroad and caused speculation.

A joint UFO investigation team, formed by BURO Secretary-General Zhou Xiaoqiang and supervisory board member Zhang Yunhua, as well as Shanghai UFO Research Organization Director Lou Jinhong and Deputy-Director Bai Tao, surveyed Hangzhou's Xiaoshan airport, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Zhejiang Administration Bureau, East Regional Air Traffic Management Bureau under CAAC, CAAC East China Regional Administration and other departments, and then identified and analyzed the acquired information before releasing the conclusions of theinitial investigation.

According to the investigation, related departments said that radar did not detect any rumored UFOs, and the crews of two flights discovered the UFO. Furthermore, the aviation authorities have yet to publish any UFO photo or video information, and the photos and videos used by news reports or being spread online have no direct relationship with the UFO in the Xiaoshan airport.

As for the UFO in the Xiaoshan airport that caused flights to either be delayed or land in nearby airports, the investigation team believes that first, the UFO event possibly resulted from the activities of private or military aircraft because the airport radar also has "blind spots." Second, as the acquired information is limited and the photos taken near the airport area have already been considered to be an aircraft, there has been no evidence to show any relationship between the UFO in the Xiaoshan airport and an extraterrestrial flying saucer.

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