|Occurred : 9/8/1996 00:00 (Entered as : 9/8/96 24:00pst-3hours)
Reported: 7/19/1998 09:19
Location: Seattle to Tokyo (2 NWA flt 007),
|Three luminous spheres followed the 747 on the port side as the aircraft headed toward Tokyo. Notified flight attendant. Objects flew close together and below our altitude of approx. 35,000 ft.
The event took place either over the Pacific or Alaska while enroute to Tokyo from Seattle via Northwest Airlines flt. 007. The luminous spheres were so bright that it wasn't possible to determine shape. The three objects were a bright silvery color and followed the aircraft below our altitude in a loose formation. There was no wild manuevering but the objects did ascend and descend slightly. The distance from the aircraft could have been a mile behind us and perhaps 1000 ft below our altitude. I notified the flight attendant and she said she would notify the crew--possibly the crew made visual contact also. Most of the passengers were asleep at the time. Do not know if NWA flight crew notified air control. I was formerly with North American Aviation/Space Division assigned to a photographic unit documenting the command module tests during the Apollo program.