Quote:A passenger plane with more than 200 people on board came close to hitting a 'UFO' over Glasgow, according to an official investigation.
The Daily Mail reports the unnamed airline's plane was less than 10 seconds away from crashing into a mystery object as it prepared to land on December 2 last year.
A report by the UK Airprox Board failed to identify what the object that passed below the Airbus 320 was.
During the incident, the plane's shocked pilot told the control tower: "We just had something pass underneath us quite close. Have you got anything on in our area?"
The response was: "Negative. We've got nothing on radar and we're not talking to any traffic either."
The 'unidentified flying object' was described by both pilots on the plane as being "blue and yellow (or silver) in colour with a small frontal area but that it was 'bigger than a balloon'".
The Airprox report said a detailed review of radar sources in the area at the time of the incident revealed no conclusive data.
"The Air Traffic Control unit's own radar replay also showed no surveillance traces in the immediate vicinity of the A320 at the time," the report noted.
The Airprox board said it was unlikely the object had been either a glider, hang-glider, para-motor or meteorological balloon.