|Occurred : 4/15/1988 14:00 (Entered as : 04-15-88 14:00)
Reported: 5/13/2002 3:45:48 PM 15:45
Location: Bremerton, WA
Duration:~ 20 seconds
|Disc was flying about 50 yards off the wingtip of an airliner that had just left Seatac airport.
I had just come up out of a dry dock and was walking back to my reporting area, when I heard an airplane overhead. I glanced up and saw the airliner that had just taken off from Seatac airport, as it was at a low altitude , about 2500 to 3000 feet. I looked back down, watching where I was walking, but had noted something odd about the airliner. Something was flying by it. My first thought was that there were pigeons, or seagulls flying in the air. I stoped walking and looked up again at the airliner. Then I saw a round disc flying about 50 yards off the airliners port wing tip. The pilot must have seen the disc about the same time, as the airliner made a sudden turn toward the starberd side, changing its course to a north direction. It had been flying in a westerly direction. A moment after the airliner turned, the disc also turned in the same direction. However, as the disc made its turn the rear of the disc dipped down and for a moment I could see the dome in the middle of the disc. After finishing its turn the disc leveled out and cought up to the airliner. Both continued flying in a northerely direction.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))