An Air China jet was forced to make an emergency landing after experiencing a large bang. Upon landing, the nose cone was found dented, and it was suspected that the plane collided with something, but just what caused the damage is still under debate.
Air China flight CA4307 left Chengdu on the morning of June 4, headed for Guangzhou. According to China Daily, Air China reported the possible collision occurred at 10:11 am. The pilot contacted the Chengdu airport, and returned to Chengdu for an emergency landing.
China Daily reports the damage was due to a collision with a bird. However, The Aviation Herald says a bird strike was ruled out “due to a lack of blood, feathers or any other bird remains.” A couple of pilots on The Aviation Herald website have commented that they experienced similar situations. In those cases the damage was due to a damaged radar in the cone, causing the nose cone to collapse.
According to The Sun, experts concur the damage was not due to a bird. They say the plane’s elevation was too high for birds, and suggest another possibility could be a drone. The Sun says Chinese authorizes have yet to officially respond on the cause of the accident.
However, a report released last week on the near collision with “flat, silver discs” reported by pilots in England is fresh in people’s minds. So it is no wonder there is speculation that a UFO could be the cause of the damage to the Chinese plane.
Nick Pope, a former UFO investigator for Britain’s Ministry of Defence, told The Sun:
Cases like this show that whatever people believe about UFOs, there are serious air safety issues here. MoD and CAA files contain dozens of reports of near misses between UFOs and commercial aircraft. It’s only a matter of time before there’s a catastrophe. From the look of the photos, this disturbing incident came very close to blowing this aircraft out of the sky.
Whatever struck the aircraft will have left evidence. Analysis of the damaged nose cone should reveal microscopic traces of whatever struck the aircraft, or possibly even larger pieces of debris. So this is a solvable mystery. The only question is, will the notoriously secretive Chinese authorities reveal the truth about what happened?
It looks like whatever hit it was round and roughly the size of the cone of the plane. If it was any bigger, the pilots would have seen it or it would have left considerable more damage. Could it have been one of those white,round, sphere-like UFO’s, that have been caught on video many times and seen by countless of people, including astronauts and pilots? Perhaps if they pinpoint the exact location of the plane when the crash occurred, maybe they can look on the ground for any sign of debris.
If you’ve ever seen film of barrels sinking to the bottom of the sea the lower they get the great the pressure and sooner or later large dents start appearing as if the things’re being struck by huge invisible hammers.
I’m looking at how old the plane looks add to which it seems to’ve been made in China and wond’rin’ if what we’re seeing here’s structural failure due to excessive wear and tear/poor maintenance or/and profit enhancement by use of risky low grade materials.
Looks more like hanger rash. Something of any substance hitting a radome is going to cause a lot more damage. Could have been a bird and if there was rain the remains would have washed away. It wasn’t bigger than a bread box.
That is a Boeing 757 not a Chinese made jet.
Agree with exboyracer – it looks like it took off that way.
atmospheric anomaly …