CLOSE CALL UFO came within 20ft of crashing into packed passenger plane leaving Heathrow in terrifying near miss
- Isaac Crowson
- 22 Dec 2020, 17:19Updated: 22 Dec 2020, 17:20
A UFO came within 20ft feet of colliding with a packed passenger plane.
The terrifyingly close call occurred on October 16 moments after the Airbus A321 had taken off from London's Heathrow airport.
A UFO came within 20ft feet of colliding with an Airbus A321 back in OctoberCredit: Alamy
The plane had just taken off from London's Heathrow airportCredit: Getty Images - Getty
The unidentifiable object - 3,000ft high - was spotted just six metres away from the left wing of the plane.
Safety regulators the UK Airprox Board classed the near-miss as 'category A' - meaning there was a serious risk of collision.
It is thought the bright red object could have been a drone but the pilots were unable to be certain.
The Airprox report concluded: "The Board considered that the pilot’s overall account of the incident portrayed a situation where providence had played a major part in the incident and/or a definite risk of collision had existed."
The scare in the skies was the latest in a string of near-misses.
In September, an unknown object - thought to be a drone - came within seconds of colliding with another flight.
It was seen moving towards their Boeing 737 plane “almost head on” and passed just 10 feet away.