BBC announced on Friday British Airways pilotthis morning contacted the traffic control station at Shannon Airport. She wanted to know if there was a military exercise in the area because she noticed a "fast-moving object".
The Air Traffic Controller has assured that there has been no exercise in this area.
A pilot flying from Montreal, Canada to Heathrow Airport said he noticed a very bright light transmitting object that appeared on the left side of the aircraft and then "moved quickly to the north."
The woman wanted to know what it might be, but he assured the object was not a collision threat.
Also, the Virgin Airlines pilot thought he saw an unusual phenomenon and thought it could be a meteor or other object that has passed the Earth's atmosphere. He said he noticed "more objects that resemble the same trajectory" and that they were very bright. Pilate said he saw "two bright objects" on the right side of the plane, which then increased the speed.
Another pilot said that the object or objects are moving at "astronomical speed".
What could it be?
Apostolos Christou, Armagh Observatory and planetary astronomer, said that space dust was likely to cross the earth's atmosphere at very high speeds.
"It is most likely that it was the so-called falling star," he said. – Witnesses said they saw strong lights, so I think the object or objects were big enough. I can not say exactly, but from the pilots' description, cosmic dust or stones could have been around walnut or apple. "
The astronomer said that there are such phenomena in the sky in November. It is estimated that every year 40,000 tons of cosmic dust touch the surface of the Earth.
The Irish aviation administration (IAA) is investigating this unusual phenomenon.
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