|Occurred : 3/19/2001 19:29 (Entered as : 03/19/01 19:29)
Reported: 3/19/2001 16:53
Location: Raleigh, NC
|Unidentified object that did not have required flashing light travels alongside and aircraft with normal lights.
Was on back porch which faces south. Noted commercial aircrafts flying north and south at different altitudes. All their lights were blinking normally. Noticed one aircraft flying south at a medium altitude it was not gaining or losing altitude to land at our airport (RDU) or so it seemed. To its left, or starboard side, was a light of medium plus intensity like a full moon light and color to match (pale yellow). This object emitted or showed no blinking lights whatsoever. It was neither higher or lower than the aircraft and the distance from the aircraft was between 100 and 300 yards, to the best of my knowledge. The light disappered at 7:31pm and the aircraft continued south. The light was traveling the same speed of the aircraft.
-Correction On Previous Sighting Report
correction is needed as written before i said i reported light on the left side of aircraft, starboard side. it should read light on left side of aircraft, port side. I want to add that the size of the craft was approxamatly half to three quarters the size of the aircraft