|Occurred : 2/24/2003 11:30 (Entered as : 02/24/03 11:30)
Reported: 3/3/2003 8:04:04 PM 20:04
Location: Everett, WA
|Possible explanation of 24Feb2003 sighting over Olympic Mountains
I work at Boeing in Everett,and at approximately 10:15 am on 24Feb2003,myself and hundreds of other employees watched the first 777ER take of on its first flight.It was accompanied by a small,silver or white colored "chase plane",which would have been taking photos of the new airplane.It would have been zipping all around the big jet,taking pictures.It was a beautiful day,perfect photo opportunity.
I watched the 777ER and its chase plane take off,heading north.She then turned west,and contiued around south,approximately over the vicinity of the Olympic Mountains.I lost sight of her around 10:30.
This could explain the sighting on 24Feb2003 over the Olympics.
((NUFORC Note: We are grateful for the report. Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))