Sunday, March 27, 2011

UFO Shuts Down Norwegian (Oslo) Airport

UFO Disrupts Weekend Traffic at Oslo's Gardermoen Airport


No one knows yet for sure what it was that disrupted air traffic over the Oslo yesterday. But the consequences were great, and can be spread out over the
weekend.



Much of the air traffic in Norway was paralyzed between 16.00 and 17.30 yesterday afternoon, after an SAS pilot notified of an unidentified object in the skies that make the approach route to Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

SAS plane was on its way up the west side of Oslo Fjord on board when the captain made visual contact with another vehicle that reflected sunlight back into the cockpit of the SAS plane. The distance should have only been a few hundred meters, in a slightly lower altitude.

- The Master interpreted it as a glider that had been higher than they normally get to, “said information chief Knut Morten Johansen of SAS to VG Nett.

For security reasons, became the airspace around Heathrow closed for a half hour. This led to additional expenses in millions for the SAS Group and major delays for between 10,000 and 15,000 of its passengers.

Information Manager Jo Kobro at Oslo Airport Gardermoen projected to VG Nett that “between 60 and 90 aircraft movements (departures and arrivals) were affected as a result of the incident. Thursday afternoon is what we call the peak, that is the busiest period during the week. Many had to fly to alternate airports that Gothenburg, Torp and Rygge, and many aircraft were held back, “said Knut Morten Johansen of SAS.



Oslo's Gardermoen Airport Closed

The incident may also have consequences for passengers who are going out to fly Saturday and Sunday. Cause: There is not enough rested pilots available for additional flight on Thursday afternoon.

- Because the permitted working hours for pilots go out, this may have effects on traffic over the weekend as well, “Johansen told VG Nett.

Police: – Needle in a haystack

So far, however, no one really has been able to determine what was actually observed over the Oslo Fjord on Thursday afternoon. Police are connected into the matter, but so far without result.

We have created an investigation and make right now a witness questioning. Most likely it was a glider that because of strong winds have come into the approach zone, “said guard manager Morten Undlien at Heathrow police station to the AP.

- The second option is a hang glider, but the height is almost impossible to control, and the same goes for so-called ultralight, claims those who have heard of this.

Undlien characterize the ongoing work to look for the proverbial needle in the haystack, and that detection capabilities are small. SAS pilot who notified the object has so far not explained to the police.

Doubt gliders theory

Norwegian Air Sports Federation (NLF) stands, however, very doubtful theory that the unknown vehicle should have been a glider.

- The potential aircraft that could have been in these areas, we have checked out. Based on our records, there was none of our gliders that were in use yesterday at all, “said John Eric Laupsa the NLF to VG Nett.

He said glider enthusiasts make up a “small and straightforward environment,” but at the same time that the NLF undetstreker does not have a hundred percent control of all potential air sports athletes. Nevertheless:

- It was so soggy yesterday that it would be a very unpleasant experience.

Laupsa think either there are other explanations for the observation.


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