From: Todd Lemire
UFO Shuts Down Russian Airport
MOSCOW, Jan 27, 2001 -- (Agence France Presse) 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 luminescent 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
The UFO took off and vanished from the airport 90 minutes later,
according to the report. ((c) 2001 Agence France Presse)
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