|Occurred : 11/11/2016 18:45 (Entered as : 11/11/2016 18:45)
Reported: 11/13/2016 7:20:35 PM 19:20
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|Light follows Southwest Airlines flight for 60 minutes.
On 11/11/2016 at approximately 6:50pm MST, I was aboard Southwest Airlines flight 422 (Boeing 727-700) from Phoenix, AZ to Sacramento, CA. About 15-20 minutes after the flight left Phoenix at 6:30pm MST, a bright light appeared on the left side of the aircraft. According to the flight parameters available via the onboard Wi-Fi, the plane was flying at 528 mph (ground speed) and ay 38000 ft. The light appeared off the left side of the aircraft and appeared to be about 1,000 feet away. The light would move up and down vertically throughout most of the flight. Even as the plane adjusted course, the light did not vary. Other stars in the background appeared to move as the plane headed towards Sacramento. As the plane descended for landing and went through the cloud layers, the light faded in and out. About 40 miles out from Sacramento, the light suddenly disappeared.