MADRID (Reuter) - An airline pilot who made an emergency
landing after reporting his plane was being followed by objects in the sky
said Tuesday it was one of the most frightening experiences of his life.
The Spanish commercial jetliner with
119 passengers landed Sunday night at Valencia after Capt. Javier Lerdo-Tejeda
said he was being "chased by unidentified flying objects. The plane was flying
from Majorca to the Canary Islands.
Lerdo-Tejeda, a pilot for more than
15 years, told reporters two bright red lights followed the plane for 15
"I have never seen anything like it
before," he said. "They kept closing in all the time."
He said he immediately descended from
cruising altitude, but the UFOs stayed on his tail.
They disappeared shortly before
Spanish Air Force jet fighter planes were sent up to investigate, Lerdo-Tejeda