Reporters have found dozens of recent UFO reports from pilots from Air Canada, WestJet, Porter and other airlines in the government’s aviation accident database.
“Pilots probably don’t report 90% of what they see because they know it can have far-reaching career implications,” says former Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot John “Jock” Williams.
Williams is an aviation consultant, television commentator and civilian pilot with 36 years in the Canadian Forces, including flying fighters for over two decades. He also worked as a safety officer for Transport Canada for over ten years.
“It’s not worth it for most pilots,” Williams said. “That’s why I believe each of these guys saw what they said.”
Some of these messages are:
1) On the morning of May 30, 2016, the crew of an Air Canada Express flight from Montreal to Toronto reported that the aircraft’s course was “crossed by an unidentified flying object of a circular shape flying at a speed of approximately 300 knots”, or more than 550 km / h.
2) On November 14, 2016, at an altitude of about 2.5 km above Lake Ontario, two crew members were injured when the Porter Airlines plane was forced to descend sharply to avoid collision with an “object” that “looked solid … and was shaped vertically standing donut “.
3) Pilots on two WestJet flights near the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia saw a “bright white strobe light” above them on the night of March 16, 2017.
4) On January 10, 2015, near the city of Regina, “several aircraft reported a very large object with a small white fire in the middle surrounded by a halo” that “seemed to descend from above” at an altitude of 12.5 km.
5) On October 21, 2005, air traffic controllers “received reports from four aircraft flight crews of a shiny silver object over Toronto at about 9 km, which turned sharply and quickly flew southeast over Lake Ontario.”
6) On the night of November 12, 2015, a pilot, flying over Saskatchewan, noticed “a bright white light high above an aircraft that did not look like a meteorite or other aircraft.”
7) Qatar Airways pilots saw an “Unidentified Flying Object” south of Grand Prairie on December 18, 2016.