|Occurred : 9/20/1980 20:30 (Entered as : 9/20/80 20:30)
Reported: 1/24/2010 7:35:03 PM 19:35
Location: Louisville, KY
|I did not know how to report so i found this sight i am now 52 and most passegers are in there 68 -70.
I was the pilot of a piper lance we departed from Shawnee Oklahoma about 16:00 inrout to Louvile Kentucky. As we arrived in Louvile approch airspace they lost me on there radar so they had me recicile my transponder it did no good we were on top of scatered cloud layer i had my autopilot on at the moment as i was talking to the controller i looked to my right wing and i saw a red and geen light changing and my passingers were seeing it to and they were gitting concerned. I normaly let them listen to me talking to the controler but they were getting nervice so I truned the intercom of and I let them know that it was ok , I had the aircraft in sight and that I was talking to air trafic control. I called trafic control they said that they had no one in my sector and they still did not have me on radar,I tolled them that i had a craft of my right wing and it would get close to me and then it would pull up front then back and the lights would change from red and gre! en my passanger were so unset that the one of me was tapping my back i told them to make sure there seat bealts were on and not to worry i have thing in controll something told me to take my aircraft of autopilot the controller asked again about what i was seeing it allthe sudden came straight at us from my 2 Oclock I had to pullmy aircraft up with full power and rolled left we saw the craft hit the ground and it was round with a fire or flame around it,I had to settel my passingger down,i called controller he wonted me to go back and take better look i told him negitve that i did not have the full and i had to get my passengers down he said he was checking if there were any aircraft reported late and check for ELT i also checket and told him negitive on ELT. controller finally had me on radar and gave victor to runway 17L we taxid and let my passenger of and into the terminal I had a conrtoller that meet me in terminal and asked questions my passengers just wonted to go to the bathroom .
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))