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Occurred : 1/26/2001 (Entered as : 012701)
Reported: 1/29/2001 13:05
Posted: 2/18/2001
Location: Barnaul (Russia),
Thought you'd be interested. Yahoo! Asia - News Technology Saturday, January 27 7:52 AM SGT UFO shuts down Russian airport: report MOSCOW, Jan 27 (AFP) - An airport in southern Siberia was shut down for an hour and a half on Friday when an unidentified flying object (UFO) was detected hovering above its runway, the Interfax news agency reported. The crew of an Il-76 cargo aircraft refused to take off, claiming they saw a luminiscent object hovering above the runway of the Siberia's Barnaul airport, local aviation company director Ivan Komarov was quoted as saying. The crew of another cargo plane, refusing to use the runway for the same reason, landed their jet at another airport, Komarov said. The UFO took off and vanished from the airport 90 minutes later, according to the report.