|Occurred : 2/18/2004 21:30 (Entered as : 02/18/2004 21:30)
Reported: 2/20/2004 4:39:53 PM 16:39
Location: Lexington, KY
|ATC Atlanta Center UFO warning near Lexington/Knoxville, Wed 18 Feb 04, evasive maneuvers by AA pilot
Air traffic control Atlanta Center reported an object between Lexington, KY and Knoxville, TN that had changing lights (red, blue, green, white, etc.) in the sky on Wednesday evening around 21:30 EST. An American Airlines pilot reported that he had to make evasive maneuvers to avoid collision with the object (flight # unknown at this time). Numerous pilots in that frequency sector commented on their visual of the object, as well as ground reports from atc. Apparently the evasive maneuvers had everyone in the air on high alert, including the witness (Major in USAF Reserves and commercial pilot).
ATC Atlanta should be able to confirm this.