Chinese Airliner Collides With…Something

Posted by Henry Paterson | June 8, 2013 23

Over the years UFO lore has included sightings of all kinds. Often the credibility of the person filing the report is a key issue as there is rarely any physical evidence, even then evidence is controversial at best and almost universally anecdotal, which is to say there are stories about physical evidence, but it never manifests for study or public viewing.

Until recently
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E.T. Phone Insurance: Chinese Passenger Aircraft Has High Altitude Collision With “Unknown Object”

By on June 8, 2013@nuekerk


A Chinese flight was cut short earlier this week when the passenger aircraft had a high altitude collision with an “unknown object”, putting a heck of a dent in the hood and grounding the plane. Did a commercial aircraft get into a fender bender with a UFO?

On June 4th, Air China flight CA4307 took off towards Guangzhou, but just 40 minutes later, a mid-air collision with a mysterious foreign object resulted in “worsened performance”, and sent the flight back to its departure point.

When the aircraft landed, and the passengers were safely escorted off, maintenance crews noticed a huge dent in the nose of the plane, prompting an internal investigation into the incident that remains ongoing.

There’s been a lot of speculation about whether or not a bird could have caused a dent of that size, but according to aircraft control, the collision occurred at around 26,000 feet, an altitude with far too little oxygen for anything to survive unaided. Furthermore, there isn’t a drop of blood anywhere near the point of contact, something that occurs in almost every case of plane vs. bird collisions.

There are, however, paint transfer marks, which rules out another popular theory regarding collapsing air pressure in the nose. The plane did hit something, and whatever it was has some new white pinstripes.

Perhaps the plane hit a secret government drone? A wayward piece of falling space junk? A meteor? An unidentified flying object?

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I am not one to jump to conspiracy conclusions, but authorities in China, upon inspection of the damage immediately determined this to have been a collision with a bird. Evidence of the paint scrapes suggest it certainly was not a bird. If it had been another plane then I should suppose some wreckage would have been reported, some radar operator would have witnessed it. So, not a bird, not another plane, has anyone seen Superman lately?

There have been other cases of similar damage reported to airliners.

This was a reported bird strike, with no blood.

As was this Iberian Airlines collision.

This was another unknown object but damage was only discovered upon landing,

so impossible to determine when or at what altitude the actual damage happened. In the Air China case the report is:

The pilots flying the airplane contacted the control tower requesting an emergency landing due to “mechanical failure”

If there had been a mid air collision, then that is what they should have reported. Very different events and pilot radio procedure of pretty specific about making these sorts of declarations. If the pilots reported the plane was handling strangely 40 minutes into the flight, that does not mean that is when the collision happened. This damage to the nose will have an effect on the airflow around the plane and very possibly cause noticeable handling issues. If they tried to sort out the problem in flight and determined they could not solve it, and only then reported it and requested a landing, this collision could have happened quite near the ground.

What is different in this case is the paint scrapes across the dent. Analysis (if any) of that evidence will likely determine a terrestrial origin of the paint, which does not preclude the possibility of ET going to Les Schwab for a detailing, but until we know more, this case remains a head scratcher.

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23 Responses

  • Valkyrie13

    They’re always lying about things that happened on da forth…

  • Anthony Chaney

    If a bird can do that then I am definitely not flying. I am pretty sure the pilots seen what it was.

  • sangopadra

    First was
    air pressure, the rest bird.
    expert, read

  • So, it was a painted bird?

  • PawloA

    there are pieces of paint left on the plane near the edge of impact. Surely these pieces should have blown way at that altitude and speed. It would appear to have been on the ground when created. It probably hit another plane,.

  • PawloA

    Remember. Traveling at 25000 feet up and at probably around 500 miles an hour. Anything that hit that plane would have disintegrated the plane, I say this must have happened on the ground

  • The Oshmar

    They are damn lucky it didn’t hit the window, this could have been a lot worse.

    I think you could be right with superman Henry.

  • Snufy

    All of the strikes seem to be close to the same place on the noses. A little higher and the planes would have been lost.

  • curmudgeonfish

    No, the window can take it, also the angle helps. The only other places a strike can occur are the leading edges of the wings and tail assembly. Both of which are significantly stronger than the radar dome. The reason we’ve been seeing these dents in the noses in recent years (NOT just this week) is that they now make many of them out of a composite material

  • Illumitard

    “Evidence” of the paint scrapes? Those are bird strikes. Last week, you could use Google images and find thousands of images of them. Last week, you could have shown this picture to a million people and they’d all have said “BIRD”. But the way the conspiracy industry works is devious. A guy can just make up some BS about drones, and, if enough people repeat it, internet users assume there is a grain of truth in it. “EVIDENCE of PAINT SCRAPES”!!! “LACK OF BLOOD!!!” Is this article now trying to re-write history to suit the conspiritards? Putting big dents in stuff has ALWAYS flaked the paint off. Last week we all knew this. This week, it doesn’t suit the conspiritards, so we’re expected to forget it? Oh, and now “BIRDS ALWAYS LEAVE BLOOD!” Thank you for just inventing a new “fact”. Because that sure wasn’t a fact last week. And even IF birds always exploded in a shower of blood, how does that equate to UFO or drone? IF birds always exploded, spraying blood everywhere, just maybe a 600+mph wind could remove it. The conspiritards haven’t even BOTHERED to ask if the plane flew through clouds. (At 600mph, a cloud would get your car sparkling clean) or even RAIN.

    And let’s not forget that we only have a sketchy newspaper report to even suggest it happened in the air at all. Conspiritards take that as Gospel, so I guess when they rave about not believing the media, what they mean is to only believe them when they are saying stuff you can somehow fit into a fantasy about UFOs and super-secret conspiracies everywhere.

    All these retards suggesting it’s a (US-made OFCOURSE!) secret, INVISIBLE, stealth-drone are very touching in their desperate, patriotic need to believe the US has such technologies. But, it’s odd that they ignore the inability of such space-alien technology to detect and evade something the size of a passenger jet, or the poor programming it must have had to be flying in a flight-path in the first place.

  • Robert A. Goerman

    Took your advice. Typed — bird strikes — into Google Images. Saw lots of blood and dead birds sticking out of fuselages. Thanks!

  • The photos show plenty of flaked off paint. The close up of the nose also shows a distinctly different color on the surface inside the cone of the dent.

    I believe the quote about bird blood is:

    “there isn’t a drop of blood anywhere near the point of contact, something that occurs in almost every case of plane vs. bird collisions.”

    “…in ALMOST every case…” Nowhere is the word Always used.

    And be so kind as to post any quote that mentions invisible drones before you continue to accuse others of inventing evidence.

  • Rioga Priyambada

    must be a Dragon

  • Dung Shooken

    They should try using a giant ping pong ball for the nose section. Don’t ask me why i wrote this.

  • Lisa

    I guess we should have open minds, but not so open our brains fall out. Having flown for a living for many years, I’ve seen lots of bird strikes, both frontal and through engines. They make a nasty mess. Yes, pilots often know when that’s what it is, especially when it splatters all over the windshield, but sometimes it manifests as a mid-flight bump noise. A cloud is not a carwash/aircraft wash, nor is even steady rain on descent, so I’m pretty sure there would have been at least some evidence of mangled birds clinging somewhere. Migratory birds at altitude don’t really fly solo, but rather in hundreds or even thousands, and can even be picked up on radar. This situation did not reference any radar returns in flight. Jury’s out for me, but IF the findings are made public, I would love to know what’s causing these similar incidents the pilots won’t/can’t talk publicly about. I’d also like to know what caused the flocks of thousands of birds to drop to the ground a couple of years ago. Analysis showed the cause of death as blunt force trauma, not pathogens. Sure is interesting!

  • rick

    NO WAY!! is this a bird strike, not even an albatross would do that much damage for gods sake!!!!

  • JetDoc

    Know much about physics? I’ve seen a sparrow destroy a tactical aircrafts canopy. An albatross would have destroyed this plane. Remember E=mc2.

  • Sue Marvin

    26 thousand feet up, birds don’t go up that high.

  • Lisa

    One of the few birds to fly at such a high altitude is the Bar Headed Goose. Their range is right for this incident. However, I’m still skeptical that there were absolutely no remnants of birds found after landing, even if it actually happened at a lower altitude, where bird strikes are more common. Maybe for whatever reason Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum in the cockpit didn’t follow protocol right away. 40 minutes into the flight and the “worsened performance” comment sounds odd. Might be a translation issue, but doesn’t sound 100% to me. Another one we’ll probably not hear the bottom line on because of fear/butt-covering.

  • pleng

    Birds at 2600 feet. I would like to what bird can fly that high?
    I hope our military intelligence will take notice.We don’t know what is the latest
    thing they reverse engineered and trying experiment with. What ever goes that high has to be man made or dragon…?

  • LaszloZoltan

    I seen to recall this one from before-I think this is old

  • the truth

    let me tell you guys something. I mean seriously even if a pre-historic PTERODACTYL hit that plane it would not make a dent that big. How long does the government think they will keep on telling these ridiculous lies. They are being taken for fools. lol

  • Scott_McMan

    Are you serious? Have you ever seen a car in a 35 mph crash test? Now, imagine the car going 600 mph. A softball would cause such damage!

    Uhh OK, lets say it’s a space ship from the planet Faraway. They have the technology to travel across the galaxy, but they can’t avoid a passenger jet?

    Dude, you’ve been reading too many conspiracy sites.

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