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UFO follows airlines, Japan, 1965:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Pacific Stars and Stripes, Hawaii, USA, on March 21, 1965.


'Saucer' Chases 2 Japanese Airliners

HIROSHIMA, Japan (UPI) -- Three Japanese airline pilots reported Friday night that they were chased by a flying saucer while they were on flights between Hiroshima and Osaka.

The first to report seeing the so-called flying saucer was Yoshiaki Inaba, pilot of the domestic Toa Airlines, as he was flying his plane, with 40 passengers aboard, over Himeji, near Osaka, at 7 p.m.

"A mysterious elliptical luminous object appeared just after passing Himeji. I was flying at about 6.000 feet. The object followed for a while and then stopped for about three minutes and then followed along my left wing for about 55 miles until we reached Matsuyama in Shikoku. It then disappeared."

He said the object had a greenish colored light and violently affected his automatic direction gear and his radio. He said he tried to contact the Osaka communication tower but was unsuccessful.

His co-pilot, [?], tried to contact Matsuyama tower to report the strange object. While trying to do so he heard the frantic calls from the pilot of a Tokyo Lines Apache who said he was being chased by "a mysterious luminous object" along the northern edge of Matsuyama.

Inaba, a veteran of 20 years with more than 8600 hours flying, said it was the first time he had ever seen such an object.

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