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UPDATE: Video report and pictures of the OBJECT!
The UFO showed up on the airport’s radar at around 9pm. The airport authority immediately notified passengers to stop boarding and grounded all flights about to take off, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday.
The object forced many incoming flights to land in neighboring airports in cities of Ningbo and Wuxi. It also caused about four hours delay for flights taking off.
The UFO looked like a twinkling spot and disappeared very soon, Xinhua quoted a passenger on board an incoming plane who claimed he witnessed the object.
The Xiaoshan airport has resumed normal operations, its spokesman said. He refused to provide more details, saying an investigation was still going on.
An airport worker said the UFO was only visible to radars at the airport and none of the passengers or workers on the runway could have seen it with the naked eye.
But just hours before the airport shut down, many residents in Hangzhou said they witnessed a glowing object hovering in the afternoon sky and moving weirdly.
The object, glowing in golden light, was moving slowly toward the ground dragging a comet-like tail, said a city bus driver surnamed Yu. It changed track after moving downwards for about six minutes.
“The thing suddenly ran westwards fast, like it was escaping from something,” Yu said.
Hangzhou meteorological authorities said what these people reported might have been sunlight reflected from regular airplanes.
News report video:
NEW PICTURES! (High chances of fake)
An unidentified flying object disrupted air traffic over Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, late Wednesday, the municipal government said Thursday.
Xiaoshan Airport was closed after the UFO was detected at around 9 p.m. and some flights were rerouted to airports in Ningbo and Wuxi cities, said an airport spokesman.
The airport had resumed operations and more details would be revealed after an investigation, he said.