Defence chiefs in Romania are investigating claims that one of their MIG 21 fighter planes was struck by an Unidentified Flying Object.
The claims came from a leaked report revealed that the cockpit of the jet was shattered in the collision.
Romanian defence ministry officials have ruled out a collision with “normal” objects such as birds and meteorites.
In the report, Chief investigator Commander Nicolae Grigorie said: ‘We can definitely say what this thing was not, but we cannot say what it was.’
The incident was recorded on an in-flight camera as the plane was flying above Transylvania. Pilot Marin Mitrica was injured slightly but managed to land the plane after the blow. The collision is still a mystery to defence chiefs, and the investigation has been passed on to the Security Committee of European Air Forces. – ln
How do you rule out meteorites? If it was recorded, I’d sure like to see the footage. Did the object maneuver to hit the cockpit? Has anyone found the video of this?