Fwd = U.F.O. Sighted Over Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Original Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 02:04:03 +0100
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U.F.O Sighted Over Kota Kinabalu.
An unidentified flying object has been spotted over the skies of Kota
Kinabalu, puzzling air traffic controllers, who say the craft was
bigger than an airliner.
The U-F-O was first spotted on radar screens, but later there were
naked-eye sightings even in broad daylight.
This is a Malaysia Airport Berhad close circuit television recording
at terminal two of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport on October
Although it might just show as a ciger-shaped object , Air Traffic
Controllers were surprised because the craft was flying at great
The controllers were tracking a fokker airliner taking off when it
noticed the long U-F-O.
Traffic Controllers knew for sure there were no other commercial or
private planes in the skies at that time-- at least not ones that were
MAB showed the startling recording to TV3, but said the incident was
There had been at least four other sightings over Kota Kinabalu over
the past seven years.
Some of the U-F-O's were said to vary in shape and size, ranging from
a sphere, to a cigar-shaped object.
On October 22nd, Sabah TV3'S Cameraman Kassem Mahmun took this
footage, of a Boeing 737 taking off.
He then noticed an object in the distance, which appeared at a higher
altitude, but was stationary.
Kassem said the object suddenly dissapeared just a few second after he
Air Traffic Controllers at K-K International Airport verified the
But again, they said it was not the first time.
One Controller told TV3 of an incident in 1995, when he saw a strange
craft in the sky although he had just gave clerance for a fiokker
airliner to land.
All the radars had shown the route clear for the landing.
"The Pilot is somewhere about 4 miles from touch down he asks if there
are any traffic beside us he sighted something he said so we check it
most probably itu would be a helicopter or something light aircraft,
so we said there's no traffic so we ask him do you sight any traffic,
he said he sighted something and it disappeared, then he disregard and
he came and land, after that about 10 to 15 minutes from there, when
traffic get less or something, a round object more like a ball of
fire, it came toward from the sea right to the mirror of the control
tower, it stayed about 5 seconds just vanish towards the
The Department of Civil Aviation have yet to give an explanation on
the incidents, except for saying that it could not identify them for
INTERNET PRESENTATION UNIT, TV3
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