12967Object Near Plane Reported
- Jun 2, 2009(Note: This made the media news...Dex)
Liberty Co., FAA to discuss report of object near plane
By MIKE GLENN Copyright 2009 HOUSTON CHRONICLE
June 1, 2009, 11:38PM
Liberty County Sheriff�s officials are expected to meet with the FAA on Tuesday to discuss what a Continental Express pilot reported as a �missile or rocket� flying near his airplane.
A pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that at about 8:15 p.m. Friday, an object passed within 150 feet beneath the aircraft, sheriff�s officials said.
The aircraft was near the southern edge of the county, flying at about 13,000 feet, officials said.
�The pilot, from what we understand, was former military. He was able to get the coordinates down real quick,� said Cpl. Hugh Bishop with the Liberty County Sheriff�s Department.
Sheriff�s deputies searched Friday night for signs of evidence where a missile might have been launched or landed.
�We couldn�t find anything,� Bishop said.
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