(BBC) A passenger aircraft had a narrow miss with an unidentified object over Glasgow, a report has revealed.
The Airbus A320 was making its final approach to Glasgow Airport on 2 December when an object passed about 300ft underneath it.
The pilot of the aircraft said the risk of collision with the object, which did not show up on radar, had been “high”.
A report by the UK Airprox Board said investigators were unable to establish what the object had been.
The A320 was flying with its landing lights on, in clear conditions and at an altitude of about 4,000ft above the Baillieston area of Glasgow, when the pilot and non-flying pilot saw an object “loom ahead” at a range of about 100m.
The object passed directly beneath the aircraft before either of the crew members had time to take avoiding action or had “really registered it”.
But they both agreed that it appeared to have been blue and yellow or silver in color with a small frontal area, but “bigger than a balloon”.
The pilot asked the controller at Glasgow Airport if he was “talking to anything in the area” as he had “got quite close” to a blue and yellow aircraft, traveling in the opposite direction, which had passed just below him.
The controller stated that he was not talking to anyone else in that area and that nothing was seen on radar…