Last Friday, the Irish Aviation Authority launched an investigation into the sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) by a number of aircraft over the southwest coast of Ireland.
At around 6.47 a.m. on 9 November, the pilot of a British Airways flight, Speedbird94, contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control (ATC) to ask whether military exercises were taking place in the airspace through which her Boeing 787 was passing.
Shannon ATC then asked if the pilots knew in which direction the objects were moving.
Another pilot said the speed of the object was astronomical, it was like Mach 2, or twice as fast as the sound.
In a statement, the agency said the following reports from a small number of aircraft on Friday, November 9, of unusual air activity, the IAA submitted a report.
“This report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process.”