Did a Military Drone nearly cause a mid-air collision in Denver

DENVER – The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mystery in the sky. A mysterious object flying over Denver nearly caused a mid-air collision Monday evening, 9Wants to Know has learned.

As far as investigators know, the mystery object did not show up on radar Monday.

Investigators believe this object, whatever it is, could pose a serious safety hazard to planes.

Radio transmissions from LiveATC.net confirm a nervous-sounding pilot reported a strange object at 5:17 p.m. Monday.

The pilot is heard telling air traffic control: “A remote controlled aircraft, or what? Something just went by the other way … About 20 to 30 seconds ago. It was like a large remote-controlled aircraft.

The corporate jet, a Cessna Citation 525 CJ1, was flying at 8,000 feet above sea level over Cherry Creek when the mystery object came close enough to make any pilot nervous.

“That’s an issue because now we have something in controlled airspace that poses a danger,” Former NTSB Investigator and 9NEWS Aviation Analyst Greg Feith said.

Feith listened to the air traffic recordings and believes the object could be one of three things:

– A military or law enforcement drone.
– A remote controlled aircraft.
– A large bird.

via Mystery object nearly causes mid-air collision | 9news.com.

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  1. So far, we have no idea what this thing was, and from all accounts, although the pilot might have been startled to see something he didn’t recognize, he did not have a “near collision.” So why do the words “drone” and “collision” appear in every headline about this incident?

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