|Occurred : 5/12/2007 14:00 (Entered as : 05/12/07 14:00)
Reported: 5/13/2007 10:11:54 AM 10:11
Location: Chicago, IL
|Object sighted after reviewing video taken from aircraft preparing to land
Student pilot flying Diamond DA40 on down wind leg to land runway 11 at Waukeegan Airport just NW of Chicago. I, nor the two passengers in the aircraftm noticed the object. I noticed it will editing the video recorded by the rear passenger. Aircraft was pointing West at an altitude of 1700 ft, airspeed 90kts. Aircraft is equipped with a Traffic Collision Avoidance System - and it did not report any aircraft at the time of filming, plus, there were no ofther aircraft reporting in the area the time the video was taken. When I noticed the object in the film I first thought it was a beacon, but it moves and there are no beacons I know of in that area. Analyzing the video, it is apparent that the object changes color from white to blue to red and back and forth. The stills I made from the video appear to show a shape of a childs spinning top.