Object shaped like a rugby ball flew within a few feet of passenger jet at 34,000ft, claims pilot LAST UPDATED AT 13:20 ON Mon 6 Jan 2014 See related: UFO files: faceless humanoids spook Welsh hotel owner.AVIATION authorities have been left baffled after a UFO in the shape of a rugby ball reportedly passed within a few feet of a passenger jet near Heathrow Airport. A pilot on the A320 Airbus reported the near miss to air traffic controllers, prompting an investigation. However, no one has been able to identify the object. The aircraft was cruising at 34,000ft, around 20 miles west of Heathrow Airport, over the Berkshire countryside, when the captain spotted the object out of a left-hand side cockpit window. It was said to be "cigar/rugby ball like" in shape, bright silver and "metallic" and travelling towards the jet. The pilot said he felt certain it was going to crash into his aircraft and ducked as it headed towards him, but it did not appear to make impact. He told investigators he believed the object passed "within a few feet" above the jet. Read more: http://www.theweek.co.uk/uk-news/56...es-leaves-investigators-baffled#ixzz2peIa5IFu Let's see them explain away this ("within a few feet" ) one.