UFO Sighting Report - New Zealand
May 31st 2007 : Kilbernie, Wellington
Location: Country: New Zealand
Date: Approx 6:00PM Local Time
Thursday 31 May 2007
Approach Direction: Moved into view from behind cloud. direction of movement was from north to south
Departure Direction: Departed very swiftly east
Witness Direction: East
Description: Walking down Crawford Road heading towards Kilbernie. I was looking east watching a Boeing 737 climbing out from the airport when i saw a bright yellow-white circular light move slowly out from behind a cloud. and appear to become stationary in the sky to above and to the east of the airliner.
There's a lot of air-traffic from the airport at this time of the day, so I assumed it was another airplane, then it shot off to the east, it went so fast it was like it became a bright line in the sky, speed of departure appeared to be in excess of Mach 2
Witness has knowledge of aviation, and astronomy, and is familar with standard air traffic from Wellington airport.
It was definatly not standard air traffic or a meteor.
There are no aircraft in New Zealand capable of supersonic flight.
Height & Speed: Altitude: between 5,000 and 10,000 feet
Approach speed: 200 knots (estimated)
Departure speed: in excess of Mach 2
TV/Radio/Press: Not aware of it being reported in the media