November 16 or 17, 1986, a Japanese crew of a jumbo freighter
aircraft witnessed three unidentified objects while flying over
cargo plane was on a routine flight from Paris to Tokyo
cruising at 600MPH at an altitude of 35,000 Feet. The plane was heading
towards Anchorage, Alaska to re-fuel when at 5:11PM Captain Kenji
Terauchi reported seeing three large objects 2000 Feet below,
describing the largest as resembling a shelled walnut.
Captain Terauchi further described the largest craft as twice the
size of a aircraft carrier, after several minutes observing the
objects the crew noticed the objects matched the same speed as
freighter aircraft. The two smaller objects veered 1000 feet in
front of the front of the craft so much so that the captain said he
could feel the warmth of their glows. Military radar picked up the
two objects trailing the JAL flight and the FAA
intervention, the military did not take any action however the
objects stopped trailing JAL 1628 and the airline arrived safely in
Anchorage at 6:20PM.
Captain Terauchi cited in the official FAA report that the object
was a UFO. However, for reasons unknown, the FAA did not pursue the
case in depth . The US Air Force
jet flying from Anchorage to Fairbanks
saw the same object in January 1986 flying from Anchorage to
Fairbanks, saying that the object was 40 feet from his aircraft.
The object then disappeared out of sight.
Both sightings especially the initial sighting have received
special attention from the media, as evidence that UFOs in this
case were tracked on both ground and airborne radar, witnessed by
experienced airline pilots, and confirmed by a FAA Division
Mohave Daily Miner
- F.A.A. PRESSES INVESTIGATION OF LIGHTS SEEN OVER
ALASKA - The New York Times January 5, 1987 (Retrieved on July