AOL News, the People’s Daily and the Shanghai Daily have reported that just months after an unidentified object temporarily shut down Xiaoshan airport in China, another UFO briefly halted operations at a different Chinese airport.
According to initial reports, the UFO — the third reported this year — forced the Baotou airport in China’s Inner Mongolia province to prevent three planes from landing for almost an hour Saturday night.
The unknown object was hovering near the Baotou airport. As a safety response, officials would not allow aircraft to land and directed two of them to land at neighboring airports where, presumably, there was nothing from OUT OF THIS WORLD to impede air traffic. According to a Baotou airport spokeswoman, Ms. Luo:
“The airport received a notice from the Hohhot Air Traffic Management Bureau about the appearance of a UFO. To guarantee security, the aircraft heading for the airport had to land at secondary airports. Otherwise, it may have led to collisions.”
By 10 p.m., normal operations at the Baotou airport resumed. In July, a UFO forced officials to shut down Xiaoshan airport in China’s Zhijiang province. There are still no official explanations for either incident.