|Occurred : 6/30/2019 08:25 (Entered as : 06/30/2019 08:25)
Reported: 7/12/2019 11:41:39 AM 11:41
Location: Akron, CO
|The crew of an airliner at 34,000' witnesses a metallic sphere streak by their aircraft; reported to FAA ARTCC.
REPORT FROM THE DENVER AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER ("ARTCC"): At 07:50 hrs. (Pacific) on June 30, 2019, NUFORC received a telephone call from an FAA employee at the Denver, Colorado, Air Route Traffic Control Center (“ARTCC”), who reported that an Air Traffic Controller at their Center had received a UFO sighting report from an airliner crew. The aircraft was 16 miles northwest (311 degrees radial) of the “AKO” navigation facility near Akron, CO, at the time of the sighting, which occurred at 08:25 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Time). The airliner was at 34,000 feet, at the time of the sighting, and all crew members in the cockpit saw the object, which they estimated was within 1,000 vertical feet of their aircraft.
Thecrew reported to the FAA Center that the object looked like a “metallic sphere,” and they estimated that it was the “size of the flight deck” of their aircraft.
((NUFORC Note: Please listen to audio clip, posted to the NUFORC homepage, related to this report. We spoke via telephone with the FAA employee, and found him to be thoroughly professional, in every respect. We are grateful to him for his having contacted our Center over our UFO hotline. PD))