|Occurred : 2/12/2009 21:40 (Entered as : 2/12/2009)
Reported: 4/15/2009 8:26:50 AM 08:26
Location: Russellville, AR
|Mr. Davenport, I would like to comment on a sighting dated 2/12/09 near Russellville, Arkansas.
I live very near to the described location of the reported sighting. Based on the description furnished by the witness, I believe what was observed was a flight of three C-130 aircraft from the Little Rock Air Force Base. These aircraft fly directly over my home every night with out fail between 8 and 10 p.m.. The usual flight path is from the northeast to the southwest.
Along this flight path, the aircraft pass approximately 3-5 nautical miles west of Arkansas Nuclear One (the nuclear plant metioned in the report). Additionally, the aircrafts' usual approximate altitude is less than 1000 feet and display the ligting characteristics described by the witness (on one occasion they were so low that they momentarily blocked the signal to my satellite television receiver).
My personal opinion on the reported hovering of one of the aircraft is that if the aircraft is observed flying directly away from the observer it could appear to be motionless or hovering, as I have personally observed this with these aircraft on several occassions.
((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to the source of this comment. We will post it, such that it is posted together with the original report. PD))