Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mystery Object Nearly Causes Mid-Air Collision Over Denver - Drone?

Oh great, so now we have drones (yeah, I'm going to identify it as such) almost causing mid-air collisions over large populated areas?

I don't want to have to go through another one. Been there, done that.

And all in the name of 'security', eh?

Excerpt from Denver 9News:

DENVER - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mystery in the sky. A mysterious object flying over Denver nearly caused a mid-air collision Monday evening, 9Wants to Know has learned.

As far as investigators know, the mystery object did not show up on radar Monday.

Investigators believe this object, whatever it is, could pose a serious safety hazard to planes.

Radio transmissions from confirm a nervous-sounding pilot reported a strange object at 5:17 p.m. Monday.

The pilot is heard telling air traffic control: "A remote controlled aircraft, or what? Something just went by the other way ... About 20 to 30 seconds ago. It was like a large remote-controlled aircraft.

The corporate jet, a Cessna Citation 525 CJ1, was flying at 8,000 feet above sea level over Cherry Creek when the mystery object came close enough to make any pilot nervous.
Now why do I say it's a drone?

Because the University of Colorado has a drone program.

And no, there's no way a pilot is going to mistaken a 'large bird' for a drone as the news report tries to imply.

An April 23rd dated Air Force document allows for drone captured imagery of US persons or private property without consent and to be held for a period of 90 days and disseminate the data to other intelligence and government agencies, if it so desires.

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