BBC announces British Airways pilot on Fridaythis morning contact Shannon Airport Traffic Control Station. He wondered if there was military training in the area because he saw "fast moving objects".
Air Traffic Controllers ensure that no training is carried out in the area.
A pilot who flew from Montreal, Canada to Heathrow Airport, said he saw a very bright object transmitting light that appeared on the left side of the plane, and then "quickly moved north".
The woman wanted to know what could happen, but she assured that the object was not a threat of a collision.
The Virgin Airlines pilot also believes that he has seen an unusual phenomenon and thinks it could be a meteor or other object that has crossed the Earth's atmosphere. He said he noticed "some objects that resembled the same trajectory" and that they were very bright. Pilate said he saw "two bright objects" on the right side of the plane, which then increased speed.
Another pilot said that the object or object moves with "astronomical speed".
What is that?
Apostolos Christou, Armagh Observatory and planetarium astronomer, say it might be space dust that crosses Earth's atmosphere at very high speeds.
"Most likely that is what is called a shooting star," he said. – Witnesses said that they had seen very bright lights, so I thought the object or object was quite large. I can't say for sure, but from the pilot's description, dust or cosmic stones can be the size of a walnut or apple. "
Astronomers say that in November, such celestial phenomena often occur. Estimated every year 40,000 tons of cosmic dust reach the surface of the Earth.
The Irish Aviation Administration (IAA) is investigating this unusual phenomenon.
It is strictly forbidden to use information published by DELFI on other websites, on the media or elsewhere or to distribute our material in several forms without consent, and if approval is obtained, it is necessary to show DELFI as a source.